Elsewhere: At Mandela’s memorial, Habonim Dror’s success, defending Conservative Judaism

At Mandela’s memorial: Rabbi Dov Lipman, a member of Knesset, recounts the Israeli delegation’s experience at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. (Times of Israel)

Habonim Dror’s success: The Labor Zionist youth movement’s success shows that critical thinking and attachment to Israel can go hand in hand, writes Mira Sucharov. (Daily Beast)

Leaving Hasidism, staying observant: Among those who participate in Footsteps, an organization that helps former haredi Jews, not everyone gives up on religious observance, writes Frimet Goldberger. (Forward)

Defending Conservative Judaism: The state of Conservative Judaism is not as lamentable as one critic suggests, writes Rabbi Gordon Tucker. (Jewish Review of Books)

Jewish foundation, universal concerns: The Nathan Cummings Foundation’s focus on climate change and economic inequality is an expression of Jewish values, write Simon Greer and Adam Cummings. (N.Y. Jewish Week)

A single woman’s tallit: Amy Feldman writes that wearing a tallit finally made her feel a part of synagogue services. (Tablet)

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