The SeeSaw

What Should I Tell My Toddler About Santa?

We’re going to the in-laws for Christmas and my son’s cousins believe in Santa. What, if anything, should I tell him about jolly old St. Nick?

Shimon Peres and His Quixotic Path From Eternal Outsider to Israeli Icon

Shimon Peres could have respectfully retired from political life at so many points in his career. He would have still had achieved more to build Israel’s security than nearly anyone else alive. 

7 Tips for Your Rosh Hashanah Sermon from an Ex Spirituality Ghostwriter

Amy Gottlieb has edited countless sermons — and she’s here to help you make yours better.

Why Have a Politically Neutral Rosh Hashanah Dinner When You Can Debate Israel?

Ambassador Dani Dayan, the Consul General of Israel in New York, says we should disagree with family members, and all Jews, about everything — including Israeli politics.

How It Felt To Watch the Presidential Debate as a Jewish Conservative

Karol Markowicz tried to put herself in the shoes of an undecided voter watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off. It was nearly impossible.


Lies, Damned Lies and Last Night’s Debate Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Jane Eisner had hoped that last night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be rigorously fact-checked for falsehoods and exaggerations. Turns out, it was necessary.

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