The SeeSaw

Help! I Think My Mom Lied About Being Jewish

My mom always said we were Jewish. And then my son began digging around in our ancestry and discovered otherwise.


Why I Love Article VI — and You Should, Too

EDITORIAL: Thanks to Republican candidate Ben Carson, Article VI of the Constitution has been rescued from obscurity. Jane Eisner explains why she’s so obsessed with this 20-word phrase.


The Alternative Vision of Israeli Security That Netanyahu Refuses To See

Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz clearly does not see eye-to-eye with Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s what he had to say recently about ‘hot potato’ issues like the upside of the Iran nuclear deal.


Why Judaism is Most Meaningful in Times of Grief

It’s easy to mock the faithful — until something really bad happens. In his new book, Jay Michaelson explores the role of grief in the search for Jewish spiritual meaning.


What Abbas Was Really Saying at the U.N.

Were Abbas and Netanyahu slinging mud or constructing cunning political strategies through their respective United Nations speeches this week? J.J. Goldberg breaks it down.

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