The SeeSaw

Help! Will My Grandchildren Be Catholic?

My daughter just got engaged and her husband-to-be wants their future children raised Catholic like him. Seesaw, is there anything I can do to get them to reconsider this decision?


Israeli Comedy Has a Blackface Problem

Israel has a local Ethiopian community that includes actors and writers. Instead of hiring them, the country’s media-makers prefer to feature white actors wearing blackface.


Visiting Auschwitz? Enjoy a Cool 'Mist' Shower

The caretakers of the Auschwitz concentration camp museum decided to install cooling mist showers to fight the summer heat. That has offended many visitors to a place where the Nazi showers meant death, Lior Zaltzman writes.

Woodcuts by Joel Shapiro (C) 2015 by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure High Holidays Prayer Book

Can you design a prayer book that includes those who are LGBTQ, or intermarried, or disabled, or Jews of color? Sure you can — and hey, why not throw in some Walt Whitman and Grace Paley to boot!


How Benjamin Netanyahu's Allies Twist the Truth on Iran

J.J. Goldberg’s critics have been accusing him of over-hyping disagreements over the Iran deal inside Israel. The only problem is, that’s not what he said.