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?

Shimon Peres and His Quixotic Path From Eternal Outsider to Israeli Icon

Shimon Peres could have respectfully retired from political life at so many points in his career. He would have still had achieved more to build Israel’s security than nearly anyone else alive. 

How It Felt To Watch the Presidential Debate as a Jewish Conservative

Karol Markowicz tried to put herself in the shoes of an undecided voter watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off. It was nearly impossible.


Lies, Damned Lies and Last Night’s Debate Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Jane Eisner had hoped that last night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be rigorously fact-checked for falsehoods and exaggerations. Turns out, it was necessary.


Hillary Clinton Is a Flawed Candidate — Just Like God

The many years Clinton has spent in public service are the stuff of a deep, ‘covenantal’ relationship with the American people, Avraham Bronstein argues.


How These Rap Artists Pissed Off Official Israel — With a Mahmoud Darwish Poem

Poetry has become a lightning rod in Israeli politics — especially the kind written by Darwish. Mira Sucharov explains why.

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