INSIDE Text Context May 2011
Excavations from Israel over the past 50 years suggest that synagogues may be older than we initially thought.
A rabbi reflects on why American Jews need the minyan now more than ever.
A Conservative woman rabbi grapples with her Syrian family’s gender-stratified customs.
Growing up as the rabbi’s son at the only synagogue in town.
Immigration and the art of shul-going.
The history of the synagogue in America, a new book shows, is one of rifts, splits, factions and the ever-evolving tension between tradition and modernity.
Though a bit tarnished, the Abstract Expressionist windows at Brooklyn’s Kingsway Jewish Center still glimmer.
A brief history of shul competition, money, political lobbying and the High Holy Days.