There is only one hope for moderate Republicans: that a Trump/Sanders, Cruz/Sanders or Rubio/Sanders general election match-up gets Michael Bloomberg into the race as an independent, Jay Michaelson writes.
No, the Jews don’t ‘control’ Hollywood. But we do play a major role — and with that power comes responsibility, Jay Michaelson writes.
From the activists wishing Jews gone from Israel to the activists wishing gay people dead in Gaza, we’re all making the Mideast crisis worse with our rhetoric, Jay Michaelson writes.
On Tu B’Shvat, Jewish activists may urge you to carpool or turn off lights. These actions are worse than pointless — they’re deceptive, Jay Michaelson writes.
When you’re growing up as a gay Jewish misfit, there’s nothing like an androgynous alien with orange hair and makeup to make you feel less alone, as Jay Michaelson explains.
Are things really getting worse? Jay Michaelson says that, by objective measures, it’s getting better. And failure to recognize that isn’t just pessimistic; it’s dangerous.
New Year’s Eve has always seemed a little ridiculous to Jay Michaelson. Here’s what we can learn from the secular holiday about how not to market Judaism.
If Jacksonville, Florida, comes out on the right side of history, it will be in no small part due to Jewish leaders playing a key role — and reasserting their relevance, Jay Michaelson writes.
“The Force Awakens” is a talmudic film, endlessly haunted by and commenting on its mythic past. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a masterpiece. Jay Michaelson highlights the film’s triumphs and its revelations.
After 11 months of saying Kaddish, Jay Michaelson is relieved to let the mourning practice go. It wasn’t healing — even if it did have some beautiful aspects.