Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.
Now that Sheldon Adelson has endorsed Donald Trump and pledged to spend a fortune to elect the presumed Republican nominee for president, how should the Jewish community react?
From their thoughts about ISIS to their feelings about the United States, Arab youths’ actual beliefs would shock a lot of Americans, Jane Eisner writes.
New York has one of the cruelest laws in the nation when it comes to the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse, Jane Eisner writes. Can Jewish activists help bring about reform?
Many 21st-century Jews want fewer categories, more meaning; less religion, more spirituality. Around the country, intentional spiritual communities are experimenting with new modes of worship, study and service, to form a “American Jewish renaissance.”
When Bernie Sanders says ‘Palestine,’ you know where he’s coming from. Not so when Donald Trump says it. These distinctions are more than technicalities, Jane Eisner writes. The words matter.
As distinctive practices within Judaism diminish, Jane Eisner wonders how responsible she is for maintaining traditions — like avoiding rice and legumes on Passover — that she only recently reclaimed.
Shortly before his death, Edgar Bronfman completed “Why Be Jewish?” — an earnest, chatty book about his faith. But Bronfman left one surprising item out of his testament, and that makes it a quietly subversive volume.
On a practical level, this debate is about the rights (or restrictions) of transgender people. But if you listen closely, it’s about so much more, Jane Eisner writes.
The leaders of the University of California sought to thread a needle by distinguishing between harsh criticism of Israel and the anti-Semitism that often goes with it. Jane Eisner asks: How can long can this distinction hold?