The greatest irony of the Bible is that it stands for the opposite of irony — yet it is filled with it. Jay Michaelson examines a new study of Jews’ peculiar relationship with the holy book.
It’s no secret that Shavuot gets no respect. Jay Michaelson says that’s a shame because it is the most specifically Jewish of holidays, celebrating text, law and Torah.
Two prominent LGBT activists take dramatically opposing sides in the fierce debate over Israel and gay rights. Jay Michaelson unpacks the dispute — and comes down firmly on one side.
The news that Birthright Next is winding down has come as a surprise to many. But Jay Michaelson says the effort to engage alums of the free trips to Israel was doomed from the start — and he explains why.
Now is not the time for despair among liberal American Jewish supporters of Israel. We must respond to new realities with one important move: urging our own government to recognize Palestine.
The Jewish National Fund is honoring Charles Stanley, an anti-gay pastor. Jay Michaelson says that’s not shocking given the growing alliance between pro-Israel and evangelical Christians.
If you’ve been watching Bob Dylan videos lately, you may have noticed that many of them are violent. Jay Michaelson set out to uncover what’s behind all the gunshots, stabbing and torture.
When it comes to this year’s Passover Haggadot, you can have it your way. From Canadian and trilingual to Open Orthodoxy, Jay Michaelson rounds up the most exciting new additions.
The left lost the Israeli elections. But Jay Michaelson thinks it can take away one important gift: Benjamin Netanyahu finally revealed himself and his ugly ideology.
Jeb Bush is seeking to placate evangelicals by naming an anti-gay hardliner to his policy team. Jay Michaelson explains why Jewish moderates should be very worried.