The SeeSaw

When the Rabbi's Other Half Isn't Jewish

A synagogue has everything a couple wants and one thing they don’t: a rabbi with a non-Jewish partner. They ask the Seesaw if it’s intolerant to take that into account.

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

How Should a Rabbi Talk About Israel?

When rabbis talk about Israel they tend to do so in a political way. But taking a page from Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, David Ackerman thinks it’s time for rabbis to talk about Israel from a theological perspective.

Bibi Advisor Accuses Pope Francis of 'Nailing Entire Jewish People to the Cross'

Dror Eydar, an advisor on ‘Christian affairs’ to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, likened the Vatican’s recognition of Palestine to ‘nailing the entire Jewish people to the cross.’

David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s Segregationist Founder

Revelations from Israel’s archives reveal David Ben-Gurion supported segregating Ashkenazi and Mizrachi children. Seth J. Frantman explores the bitter legacy of such controversial views.

Huge Protests: An estimated 450,000 people joined protests for social justice in cities across Israel.

To Win Next Time, the Israeli Left Needs To Return to the Tents

For Rami Hod, the lessons of the most recent Israeli elections are clear: Without expanding its political base and building new constituencies, Israel’s progressive camp simply cannot win.

A 'Fight of the Century' Over 'Pinkwashing' and Israel

Two prominent LGBT activists take dramatically opposing sides in the fierce debate over Israel and gay rights. Jay Michaelson unpacks the dispute — and comes down firmly on one side.