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.
Jay Michaelson has something to tell Israel as it gets ready to vote: Don’t let Benjamin Netanyahu turn the Jewish state into a pariah nation.
What Netanyahu demonstrated in his speech to Congress, Jay Michaelson writes, is an uncanny ability to mobilize fear to his purposes.
A lawsuit in Canada offers a blueprint to reforming the substandard education provided in Hasidic communities. It holds the government accountable for allowing the outrage.