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?


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.


Is Israeli Children's Book About Gaza Kittens Guilty of 'Paw-Washing'?

A new Israeli children’s book tells the real-life story of two Gaza cats ‘rescued’ by an IDF soldier during last summer’s war. Is it using kitty cuteness to distract from the loss of human life?

Long Time Rabbi:
 Avi Weiss has been with his Riverdale congregation for many decades, an example of a marathon rabbi.

Is Modern Orthodoxy Reaching Its Breaking Point?

With tensions increasing over the role of women and other issues, it may be time for the two branches of American Orthodoxy — ’Modern’ and ‘Open’ — to split, Yair Ettinger reports.


8 Pitfalls To Avoid When Being an Ally to Jews of Color

You might have the best intentions, but you’re not really being a great ally to Jews of color if you indulge in these eight attitudes — starting with ‘It’s all about me!’