Jay Michaelson


Why Do We Keep Dissing Chabad's Spirituality?

By Jay Michaelson

Why Do We Keep Dissing Chabad's Spirituality?
Why are we still ignoring spiritual practice as a means to engage young Jews? Chabad houses are doing something right — and we should learn from them, Jay Michaelson writes.Read More


Rabbis on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

By Jay Michaelson

Rabbis on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
With scandals mushrooming, Jay Michaelson wonders if Rabbi Barry Freundel was such an exception. He asks: Are we stressing out our rabbis to the breaking point?Read More


How 'Klinghoffer' Stereotypes Both Sides

By Jay Michaelson

How 'Klinghoffer' Stereotypes Both Sides
‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is anti-Israel — and anti-Palestinian, Jay Michaelson writes. The opera traffics in offensive caricatures that do a disservice to both sides.Read More


Why AIPAC Is Anti-Israel

By Jay Michaelson

Why AIPAC Is Anti-Israel
The right often claims dovish groups don’t have Israel’s interests at heart. Jay Michaelson thinks it’s time to turn that logic around.Read More


Live-Blogging The Rapture and the Demise of Nicolas Cage

By Jay Michaelson

Live-Blogging The Rapture and the Demise of Nicolas Cage
Why is Jay Michaelson live-blogging the Christian end-of-times movie ‘Left Behind’? He wants to know how a big slice of America thinks — plus he’s worried about Nicolas Cage’s career.Read More



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