If Donald Trump “destroys” the Johnson Amendment, as he vows, it will strengthen those who want to impose Evangelical Christianity on everyone else.
Like Jews have been for so many generations before them, Saturday’s marchers will be praying with their feet.
The Kotel was always meant to be shared by all Jews, no matter gender, observance, or affiliation.
There is a widespread but little-mentioned problem in Judaism today: namely, the derisive dismissal of Reform Jews by the Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox. This often takes the form of slurs and insults. One of the most noxious and oft-repeated of these is the assertion that Reform Jews are not really Jews, but Christians.
In the face of an anti-Semitic movement that hates us all equally, Jews of all denominations must band together, argues Jordie Gerson.
Pantsuit Nation has turned into that old friend who likes to (self-righteously) explain your privilege.
Is Hillel’s cancellation of Avi Shavit’s book tour a reflection of true Jewish values, or a PR move in a changing landscape? Gerson weighs in.
Your beautiful, exorbitant, Israeli-imported lulav and etrog are killing the environment, Jordie Gerson writes. And who needs the racket?
The most vocal opponents of Planned Parenthood who deny women ownership and agency over their own bodies and family planning while making those bodies a battleground for debates about values and legislation are as much a part of the problem as locker room talk.
Every woman who has ever been mansplained, condescended to or bullied by a louder, bigger, blustery man in a professional context was cringing last night, as Donald Trump, in the first presidential debate, interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 times. 25 of those times were in the first 26 minutes of the debate. (And then defended his bluster as evidence of a winning temperament.) And how many times did Clinton interrupt? Zero. Want to guess how many female rabbis, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals have had similar experiences? Enough that even if those women weren’t Hillary supporters to begin with they could relate to the steamrolling, and Holt’s bizarre and frustrating silence.