Feeling numb about the tragedy in San Bernadino? Judaism says that’s a normal reaction — and offers some suggestions for how to move beyond it.
On American college campuses, anti-Semitism has become politically correct — even chic. Jeffrey Salkin says we’re only making matters worse by sending Jewishly-ignorant kids to school.
How do you say kaddish for a magazine that is 100 years old? Jeffrey Salkin explains why Jewish readers have special reason to sit shiva after the bloodbath at The New Republic.
NPR radio host Tom Magliozzi has died — and that’s a distinctly Jewish loss, Jeffrey Salkin writes. ‘Car Talk’ had deep Torah in it.
The story of Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai is inspirational. Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin says we should incorporate her vision for girls education in the bat mitzvah ceremony.
Yes, the concert was undersold. And, while some said that it was just OK, that Jagger’s voice is showing its age (71, to be precise), that Keith Richards’ guitar licks were a tad uninspired, that the set list could have been better (perhaps too many relatively obscure songs), it doesn’t matter.
Several years ago, I had the unique blessing of sitting on the pulpit of the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Day. For some reason, I wound up sitting next to Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, the daughter of the late Senator Robert Kennedy, and had the opportunity to exchange a few pleasantries with her.