When a Jewish election committee officially appointed Haim Nahum as chief rabbi of the Ottoman Empire, it changed the way Ottoman Jews navigated citizenship, self-governance, and religious authority.
Graduate fellow Francis Abugbilla tells the story of C'ôte d'Ivoire's young Jewish community, and its efforts to promote peace in a country recovering from multiple civil wars.
What we learned from our Spring 2015 Education Lab at the Stroum Center.
Marc Cohen suggests what is at stake in recent debates about the famously excommunicated philosopher.
Can a word like "peoplehood" bring together extremely diverse segments of Jews around the world? Noam Pianko's latest think piece.
Can the number 40, a special number in Jewish tradition, serve as the timeframe for a meaningful Jewish transformation? A think-piece by Jamie Merriman-Cohen.
Can we change the cycle of gloomy attitudes to Hebrew school? Rabbi Jill Levy suggests that we learn the art of the power pose.
Seeing and understanding the experience of others just might be the most Jewish ethical obligation--and the most universal.