identity

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Jesus, PI, and the Case of the Liberating Curse

Speaking in riddles and a four-letter finale.

"Our Lady of Lebanon" by Rebecca Wilson via Flickr.

Missing Communion

“God liked people who could admit to their total raw fear.”

spiritual-gifts

Charismata and The Big Donut

Unemployment calls for desperate measures, and last week I was asked, in an application packet, to list not only my natural gifts and talents, but also, under a separate heading, to list my spiritual gifts. I had no idea. I knew that spiritual gifts include aptitude for leadership, prophecy, discerning spirits, and working miracles—all things…

Genesis on an egg in the Israel Museum

The Book of Weinstein

Unchoosing the religion of the chosen people

Monks in study hall

I Was a Zen Drop-out

When a teacher of Buddhism ditches her practice for motherhood, the real enlightenment begins.

"Are we Jewish?" I asked my father. "Only when they come around for the camps next time," he said.

The Conditional Jew

A child of hippies wonders when she is what she is, and why.

Jew Like Me

Jew Like Me

Undercover in Brooklyn’s mosh pit of piety.