‘Silence,’ Martin Scorsese’s gut-wrenching new film about a young Jesuit priest in medieval Japan, may seem surprisingly familiar to Jewish viewers.
The coming Trump administration presents so many potential risks, it’s hard to know which to feel anxious about. When I feel overwhelmed, I find that it helps to make lists. Here, then, in a rough order of danger, but also grouped by category, are 50 things for American Jews to be worried about as the new administration takes shape.
‘You Want It Darker’ was Leonard Cohen’s final album — also one of his most Jewish and one of his best.
A month ago, the Electoral College blocking Donald Trump was a Democratic pipe dream. Now, the electors who will convene across the country on December 19 have a sacred duty to withhold their votes from Trump, and three constitutional reasons to do so.
Jay Michaelson says we’ve got Steve Bannon all wrong.
Rabbi Nathan Diament’s response to my column about Betsy DeVos perfectly reflects the short-sightedness of the Orthodox Union’s approach to this issue.
DeVos isn’t just the fox in charge of the henhouse — she’s the shochet, the slaughterer, writes Jay Michaelson.
Tough outside, tender inside. Calling for both battle and compassion. Some say it’s contradictory — Jay Michaelson says it’s necessary.
Michelle Obama’s injunction to ‘go high’ didn’t exactly work out, now did it, Jay Michaelson writes.
As a queer Jewish journalist, Jay Michaelson is thrice targeted under Trump. And he’s one of the luckier ones.