Gal Beckerman spent four years as opinion editor of the Forward. Above all, he got to know firsthand the gut-churning, fraught, panicked and uncomfortable state of being an American Jew today. Here is his diagnosis.
Vladimir Slepak, the public face of the Soviet Jewry movement in Moscow and the son of a diehard communist passed away on April 23.
If you want to see in one shot why many Israel observers are tearing their hair out in response to the country’s electoral process, feast your eyes on this amazing graphic.
French President Francois Hollande shouldn’t have tried to keep Benjamin Netanyahu away from the Paris march, Gal Beckerman writes. If anyone had a right to be there, Bibi did.
Charlie Hebdo, with its oversized format and huge cartoon cover, revels in print. Would its depictions of Mohammed have rankled so many in the Muslim world if they were online only?
In a conversation with Gal Beckerman, David Grossman opens up about his most recent novel, his sustained grieving process and a very tumultuous year for Israelis.
David Bezmozgis portrays the Soviet Jewish experience with restraint and detailed focus. His new novel explores fresh ways to approach the topic he knows so well.
A new book about Adolf Eichmann has undermined Hannah Arendt’s theory about how banal his evil really was. Gal Beckerman speaks with author Bettina Stangneth.
Israel’s wars are always fought on two fronts — on the ground and in the battlefield of world opinion. Gal Beckerman explains how social media has changed all the rules.
In moments of crisis, leaders should speak carefully to avoid inflaming the public. Gal Beckerman asks if Benjamin Netanyahu failed that test by Tweeting calls for ‘vengeance.’