The new Pew report on the Orthodox is (another) wake up call for American Jews. Jane Eisner asks if we can build a tolerant and vibrant community when the fastest-growing group of Jews is so demonstrably different from everyone else.
EDITOR’S NOTE: So, how did a nice Jewish reporter end up in the Islamic Republic of Iran? Jane Eisner gives a behind-the-scenes look at the decisions that led to Larry Cohler-Esses’ story.
The Jewish political world is focused on — and bitterly divided by — the Iran nuclear deal. Jane Eisner asks what happens on the day after this great inside-the-Beltway drama ends.
EDITORIAL: As Americans and as Jews, we face a pivotal choice in how we react to the historic nuclear deal with Iran. Jane Eisner urges us to avoid predictable partisan responses — and use our better judgment to assess the agreement on its merits.
When it comes to conversion, America and Israel seem to be headed in two different directions. Is this really the moment for Israel to shun would-be Jews?
: After the Supreme Court gave LGBT people the right to marry, Jane Eisner says it’s high time for liberals and conservatives to unite behind a pro-marriage agenda — for straight people, too.
: Michael Oren can’t understand why American Jews support President Obama despite his differences with Israel’s government. That just shows how little the ex-ambassador understands us, Jane Eisner writes.
Who’s the next Shlomo Carlebach? Or Ofra Haza? Or Debbie Friedman? We’re looking for the best new voices in Jewish music. Do you or someone you know fit that description? Apply here!
Barack Obama is right to lead our nation in condemning the racist violence in Charleston. But Jane Eisner says it’s up to each one of us to help make America a less hateful society.