It is largely agreed upon that the types of speech encompassed by the biblical prohibition fall into three categories of increasing severity.
Lashon hara I’to·elet are those occasions when it is permissible, or even required, to speak about other people.
Human beings have been given the divine power of speech to enable our participation in the ongoing work of sustaining God’s creation.
As online communication becomes more complicated and sophisticated, so too do the laws governing defamatory speech.
While writing a teshuvah on changing our language for aliyot to kohenet from bat kohen, Rabbi David J Fine, PhD, reflects on egalitarianism.
This is why I think my family’s tradition of inviting a non-Jew each year to the Passover seder is important.
In the game of Jewish geography, you connect with who you don’t know by connecting through who you do know. But is the game good for us?
Being called to Torah is a moment of sacred encounter. Here’s how to call Non-Binary Jews to the Torah based on the CJLS Teshuvah in 2022.
Linda Sussman reflects on the story of her journey and the lessons about inclusion she learned along the way.
Aimee Close shares her story of becoming a synagogue member and the power and importance of Pride Shabbat and being welcoming.