The SeeSaw

How Can I Show Her Judaism Welcomes Lesbians?

My daughter’s non-Jewish wife will be spending the high holidays with us this year for the first time. Seesaw, how can I make Judaism inviting to her when she grew up equating religion with homophobia?


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.


Can Dominique Strauss-Kahn Reinvent Himself — as France's Next President?

How do you recreate yourself as a political sage after being disgraced for a string of sexual escapades? If you’re Dominique Strauss-Kahn, you do it by leveraging the world’s economic woes.


Why Federations Shouldn’t Take Sides on Iran

EDITORIAL: There is no shortage of Jewish voices on the Iran deal. But Jane Eisner writes that for federations to take a position on this divisive issue is both a practical and strategic mistake.

Bumpy Road
: Many converts say the opaque conversion process, which was spotlighted in the Rabbi Barry Freundel scandal, is only one of many hurdles they had to overcome.

Rabbi Freundel Victimized My Wife — But I Don't Want Him in Solitary Confinement

When Jeffrey Shulevitz found out that his wife was among the victims of Barry Freundel’s voyeurism, he cheered the rabbi’s imprisonment. But solitary confinement is another story.