Sending a kid off to college is never easy. But are these are particularly trying times? Gordon Haber spoke to Jewish parents with college-age children to get some insight into their concerns.
Shlomo Sand attacked the Israeli national myth of Jewish identity in his first bestseller. Now, in an odd new book filled with conspiracy theories, he takes scattershot aim at Judaism itself.
The Pew Survey of American Jewry has inspired conversation, argument, and now actual drama. ‘Pewish,’ a night of new Jewish plays, shows how influential the survey continues to be.
Recently, a painting depicting blood libel and making manifest a long history of Polish anti-Semitism was unveiled in the town of Sandomierz. Gordon Haber recalls seeing the painting up close and the effect it had on him.
Michael Harrington’s ‘The Other America,’ changed what we know about poverty. Sasha Abramsky finds things haven’t changed much in the 50 years since.
American academia has created, and Jewish institutions perpetuate, an educated underclass whose problems — underemployment, poverty, access to health care — echo the larger American underclass.
From call options to put options, forwards to futures, we break derivatives down and answer all the questions you were afraid to ask.
From the Torah to the 2008 crash, Jews have been influential in derivatives. We would be wise to take our forefathers’ advice: diversify, diversify, diversify.
The history of American Jews is heavily weighted toward the East Coast. A new exhibit at the Autry National Center helps tilt the balance to the other side of the continental divide.
FALL EDUCATION: Americans have long gone to Israel to learn more about Judaism. But now many are going to learn about learning.