Prince spent decades trying to unite spirituality and sexuality, ethics and eros, in his music.
Refusing to let his Seders be embittered, Jay Michaelson finds himself with an unusual wish as we approach the season of liberation.
Jay Michaelson surveys this year’s so-so selection of new Haggadot. And he explains why it might just be a good thing to have a less-than-bumper crop of Passover literature.
Donald Trump’s comments about abortion cast a harsh spotlight on the pro-life movement’s aim to ‘protect’ women from making their own choices. Jay Michaelson writes that Judaism also once promoted such misogyny — but has thankfully moved on.
The right already embraces intersectionality. But the left has often been fragmented. Jay Michaelson explains why, when North Carolina harms LGBT people, it’s everyone’s problem.
Many Jews may see Donald Trump as Haman, the genocidal villain of the Purim story. That’s not quite right: He’s a different kind of danger — and a different character, Jay Michaelson writes.
Should Jews feel flattered or creeped out by evangelical Christians like the Assembly of Yahweh? They blow the shofar, observe Passover — and support right-wing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
A huge natural gas pipeline is being built under a leaky, 54-year-old nuclear reactor 25 miles north of New York City. Is there a Jewish response?
Eyeing the Supreme Court vacancy, Republican senators say they will refuse to hold confirmation hearings for President Obama’s nominee. Why aren’t any of us calling them out on it?
On the anniversary of the Jerusalem terror attack that killed two uniquely thoughtful young Jews, Jay Michaelson reflects on how his friends’ deaths drove him to rage — and then to something better.