Elsewhere: Crowdfunding rabbinical school, Heschel’s hoop dreams, rabbis changing on intermarriage

Rabbinate through crowdfunding: Sandra Lawson, a third-year student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, took to GoFundMe for help with tuition, raising $1,167 in less than a week. (Times of Israel)

Heschel’s hoop dreams: A nondenominational Manhattan day school’s athletic director is orchestrating a turnaround for a once-weak basketball team. (Tablet)

Doing interfaith weddings after all: Growing numbers of liberal mid-career rabbis are changing their policies and opting to officiate at intermarriages. (Forward)

Scandinavia’s circumcision problem: Is the brit milah really a human rights issue? (The Daily Beast)

Renewal: inspiring or declining? Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi’s movement has influenced mainstream shuls, but the rabbis he’s ordained face challenges.(eJewishPhilanthropy)

 

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