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?

Hoping To Stabilize His Cabinet, Benjamin Netanyahu Destabilizes Israeli Democracy

Bibi’s naming of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister brings the long-simmering tensions between Israel’s military and civilian leaderships to a boil, J.J. Goldberg writes.


It’s Time Orthodox Jews Speak Out Against Shomrim Patrol

A young gay black man who got beat up in Williamsburg is probably wondering why the Hasidic Shomrim will apparently not be serving time in jail — but Orthodox Jews know why, Michael Lesher argues.


If Bernie Sanders Has an Actual Plan for Israel and the Palestinians, He’d Better Say So Now

Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.


Actually, Avigdor Lieberman Is Just What Israel Needs Right Now

Avigdor Lieberman — arguably the biggest loudmouth in Israel — is also a reasonable politician, Gregg Roman writes.


The Outrageous Jewish Hypocrisy of Ivanka Trump — Not To Mention Donald and Melania

How long can Ivanka, the mother of three Jewish children, stay silent about the vocal anti-Semitic contingent in her father’s base?

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