The JW Q&A

Rabbi Mark Goldfeder: Interested in “the line between humans and non-humans in Jewish law.”

Rabbi Mark Goldfeder is working on a book about such questions as whether robots could some day be welcomed as members of the Jewish community.

Start-Up Nation News

Israeli company OrCam makes a wearable camera that helps the visually impaired. Here, a conversation with the head of the company's research and development division.


Aharon Sofer, the 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J.

The body of Aharon Sofer, 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J., found in Jerusalem near the West Bank.

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Rabbi David Wolpe

In conversation with Abigail Pogrebin about his new book, a biography of King David.

Special Sections

Education August 2014

Jewish studies programs in unlikely places; Birthright’s new focus on trip leaders; Bracing for the campus Israel wars.

Jewish Travel August 2014

Fall Journeys: Down By The River In San Antonio, Sacred Music In Jerusalem And More.

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