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?

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Yes, Birthright Israel Should Subsidize Free Teen Trips

Our opinion is that the Israel experience should be free of charge, like Birthright Israel, as the only effective way to attract teens en masse to go to Israel.

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When Orthodox and Evangelicals Align — and What It Means for Everyone Else

The new Pew report on the Orthodox is (another) wake up call for American Jews. Jane Eisner asks if we can build a tolerant and vibrant community when the fastest-growing group of Jews is so demonstrably different from everyone else.

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Progressive Judaism Won't Win in My Lifetime. And That's OK.

Jay Michaelson believes that liberal Judaism is losing out to right-wing tribalism. There’s no saving the sinking ship — so we need to think about smaller and more sustainable efforts to counter the inexorable trend.

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How Iran Is Winning the Media War

Does Iran use its local Jews and even foreign Jewish journalists to shape public opinion? Roya Hakakian says the country’s leaders have a long history of doing just that.

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