Should we attribute the Paris attacks to ‘radical Islam’? Or, Jane Eisner asks, should we describe them as the actions of extremist individuals, and avoid blaming a whole religion?
Americans Jews can exhale now that Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu smiled and shook hands. But the divide between them was always more than personal, and goes to the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Do you have to be Orthodox to take issue with the Rabbinical Council of America’s statement on female rabbis? Jane Eisner says it’s everyone’s responsibility to voice dissent.
A debate over race and free speech is roiling Wesleyan University. Jane Eisner finds unmistakable parallels to the fraught conversation about Israel that is the subject of so much Sturm und Drang on campuses across the country.
It’s an insulting lie for anyone to deny Jews’ eternal bond to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Yet Jane Eisner explains why it’s equally dangerous for us to encroach on Muslim rights to a site that they too hold sacred.
For two and a half hours on October 13, the five Democratic candidates for president debated all manner of domestic and foreign issues in a spirited exchange where the questions were more productive and the answers more substantive than anything we’ve seen from the Republicans until now. But there was one subject that never made it to prime time: Israel.
Reconstructionists have decided to permit intermarried rabbis. Jane Eisner says this dramatic change risks diminishing our religious leadership at a time when we need it the most.
EDITORIAL: Thanks to Republican candidate Ben Carson, Article VI of the Constitution has been rescued from obscurity. Jane Eisner explains why she’s so obsessed with this 20-word phrase.
The feverish opposition to Barack Obama’s nuclear deal never had a realistic chance of blocking it. Jane Eisner writes that Israel and its American supporters should put the battle behind them and help make sure the agreement can succeed.
Barack Obama talked about Iran and Israel. But the real news from Forward Editor-in-Chief Jane Eisner’s exclusive interview? When it comes to bagels, he’s got strong opinions.