We are living in a technological tinderbox, because it’s so easy for someone to turn a spark into a fire. If a single teenager could theoretically terrorize thousands of Jews, responsible leaders need to be as judicious as possible in word and deed – the precise opposite of President Trump.
George Will writes that the public should not fund art. The Torah begs to differ.
I was saddened to read my colleague, boss and friend Jane Eisner recently acting like Dr. Martin Luther King’s critics.
My take is that the spate of anti-Semitic attacks is good for Trump, bad for the anti-Semites and probably bad for the country.
“If you think that our movement to make America great again has anything to do with white supremacy, anti-semitism or racism of any kind, you have misunderstood everything I have said for the past year and a half.”
My word of the year for 2017 is “evidence.”
The following is purportedly a leaked transcript of President Trump’s speech from the National Prayer Breakfast.
Andrew Ramer’s exhilarating new book “Torah Told Different” invents an entire Jewish counter-history. To Jay Michaelson, it’s almost like reading sci-fi.
‘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.