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?

Why Pope Francis Must Move This Church From Auschwitz

This week, Pope Francis will be making a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Auschwitz – the notorious death camp in Poland where 1.1 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Auschwitz is comprised of two camps: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II, also called Birkenau. Birkenau is the actual “theater of death,” where the vast majority of Jews were murdered.

Will Bill Clinton’s Spiritual Masterpiece Humanize Hillary for America?

Love him or hate him, former President Bill Clinton delivered a masterpiece of oration last night, a “Checkers” speech for the 21st century. He also reminded us why the spiritual is political and the political is spiritual.


Tim Kaine’s Very Talmudic Approach to Politics

Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, is a devout Catholic who sings tenor in the choir of the church he has attended for 30 years. But he has a very Jewish way of squaring faith and politics.


The Tim Kaine I’ve Known for Decades Is a True Friend of the Jews

Tim Kaine is one of the best people I know. 

Both Republicans and Democrats Went Backward on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Now What?

Only President Obama can help us now — and only if he acts fast, Sam Bahour and Geoffrey Lewis write.

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