If Avigdor Lieberman is innocent, why was he relentlessly pursued for so long?
Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz / Jewish World blogger
As we return to Sukkot, the holiday of the cycle, it may seem like we have been here before. But, with each year, we are actually engaging more profoundly than ever.
One week ago, I announced that I intend to run for Jerusalem city council. 'Be careful, rabbi,' they tell me.
When I was a teen, you were either religious or you weren’t. Today’s rabbis would do well to broaden their view of religious observance, so more people could feel part of the Jewish community.
News that the Israeli electric car network company is closing its doors coincides with this week's Torah portion, where Moses leads the people of Israel from Egypt to the land of Canaan - a better place.
The rabbis' decision to reschedule the fires to Sunday afternoon, of all times, reflects not only bad judgment but bad leadership.
The Omer teaches us to value our comrades, thanks to whom we grow as individuals.
If from Zion the Torah should emerge, then why is the Jewish Diaspora leading the way in popular Jewish learning?
When she chose a mentor in secular rock star Aviv Geffen, religious teen Ophir Ben-Shetreet became a symbol for today’s Jewish youth, who seek an autonomous path to God and Torah.
Sometimes we must make ourselves small in order to allow those around us to grow.
Amid Israeli election season, we get the impression that political advantage requires ethical compromise. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
The scientific, psychological and spiritual significance of bugs and kashrut in modern times.
Over Sukkot, Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz and his wife Miriam set their family a challenge: eight days with no computer.
Rosh Hashanah is a time to scrutinize ourselves and our lives in the full context of reality, to discover where we have been blind, where we have fallen asleep.
Many Israeli rabbis are missing the point of Jewish marriage.
During the three weeks Jews mourn the destruction of the Temple due to sinat chinam, baseless hatred, I wonder what we can do to fix the present, and how the end will look.
If the Jewish people can rationalize the lowest of human behavior then we may as well pack up and leave the Jewish state right now.
Instead of putting itself in a May 1 box, Israel’s social justice movement should aim for a diverse and committed conversation.
On Israel’s Memorial Day for IDF soldiers, and on the Independence Day that follows, it becomes evident who has remained foreign in their own land.
Like the archetypical frowning clown, we often find ourselves trying to act happy, while crying inside; is the fun of Purim or celebrations at Pesach what truly instill joy in our hearts?
Could not an authentic and deep faith in God's hand in the world provide us with a more confident sense of balance in regard to other Jews?
Interesting that guilt may be one of the remaining relics of religious identity even for those Jews who are not observant.
A healthy society cannot condone taking civic laws into one’s own hands, and yet when it comes to the emotions a parent experiences when their child is threatened, this is not simple.
The question of whether Orthodox soldiers should be forced to listen to female singers has exploded into a public scandal - what does this say about the shifting commitments on both sides?
A defensive embargo against other schools of Judaism is a strategy whose days are numbered, and one that will further marginalize the Orthodox message for many Israelis for whom Torah is alien.
There is something far more profound than economics driving this protest; it is being pushed by both a passionate desire to believe that Israel can be a better place to live, and an urgent need to know that we are not alone in that belief.