Jay Michaelson


An Unjust System Cannot Produce Justice

By Jay Michaelson

An Unjust System Cannot Produce Justice
It’s too early for anyone to have fully digested the testimony presented to the grand jury in Darren Wilson’s case. But whatever the facts, Jay Michaelson writes its conclusions are already suspect.Read More


I Admit It — I'm Binational-Curious

By Jay Michaelson

I Admit It — I'm Binational-Curious
A growing chorus of people from the left and the right declares the need for a one-state solution. Jay Michaelson is ready to listen but he needs some details.Read More


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



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