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?

How Both the Right and the Left Get Israel Wrong

While there are worrisome trends in Israel, what Jane Eisner and Chemi Shalev portray is overblown, Alan Iser argues.

The Israeli Settler Movement Isn't What You Think

After reading the Forward’s recent cover story about the ‘radical new face of the Jewish settler movement,’ Raphaella Segal of Kedumim felt compelled to respond.

Ending Business Activity in Settlements Isn't 'Collective Punishment'

Does Human Rights Watch’s call for businesses to pull out of settlements mean hurting ordinary Israeli and Palestinian citizens? Sarah Saadoun says that idea doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.


Why Bernie Sanders Needs a Come-to-Jesus Moment

Even after Iowa, Bernie Sanders faces a tough slog. J.J. Goldberg says the straight-talking Jewish senator needs to rethink how his economic justice message will be heard from now on — and start an urgent conversation on racial reconciliation.


Does Anyone Really Benefit from 'Balkanizing' the Kotel?

The Western Wall will now host more traditional Jews in one area and more progressive Jews in another. Avi Shafran asks: Is it worth the price?

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