Sightings Articles

Juneteenth quilt

Black Church | Judaism | deep solidarity | slavery

Now Let Us Sing! Juneteenth 2021

The deep roots connecting Jewish and Black prophetic witness

June 17, 2021
Talmud

Judaism | Coronavirus | Community

All Israel is Bound Together

Conversion and accessibility in the digital age

February 18, 2021
seder

Judaism | American Jews

Stories Make Us Human

A Rabbi's reflections on Passover 2020

April 23, 2020
Star

Judaism | Anti-Semitism | Jews

Jews and Judaism, Religion and Identity

Placing President Trump's executive order to combat anti-Semitism in the long history of debates about Jewish identity

December 19, 2019
EO

Donald Trump | Anti-Semitism | Judaism | politics

Free Speech in Poetry and in Prose

What the President's executive order to combat anti-Semitism teaches us about the abuse and misunderstanding of free speech

December 16, 2019

American Jews | Judaism | New York Times | Media | Anti-Semitism | white nationalism | terrorism

The Cartoon and the Rabbi

Last Thursday, the international print edition of The New York Times published a cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog, with a human head and an unusually large nose, being walked by—or, perhaps, walking—President Donal...

May 2, 2019

American Jews | #MeToo | philanthropy | Judaism

When the Good is No Longer Good Enough

One of the worst-kept secrets in the Jewish philanthropic community burst into the open on the front page of The New York Times last month. Several Jewish women professionals went on the record to recount having been the recipients of sexually sugges...

April 4, 2019

gun violence | Judaism | Holocaust

Tree of Life

A man may not go out with a sword [on Shabbat], nor with a bow, nor with a shield, nor with a round shield, nor with a spear. If he has gone out [with any of these] he is liable for a sin offering. Rabbi Eliezer says: They are ornaments for him. Bu...

November 1, 2018

Friedrich Nietzsche | Judaism | University of Chicago

On Academic Time

Addressing new students at the Divinity School during orientation this year, Dean David Nirenberg talked about the university as a place in which it is possible, even necessary, to live in a different kind of time. Academe is fueled by the exploratio...

October 4, 2018

Anti-Semitism | Donald Trump | Holocaust | Jews | Judaism

Look for the Jews

Editor's note: A statement has been posted from concerned Divinity School faculty in response to our publication of the February 16th column by Professor Rachel Fulton Brown and its follow-up, "A Packet for Rachel Fulton Brown" (March 2). Please clic...

March 9, 2017