The SeeSaw

Which Heaven Should I Believe In — If Any?

I grew up with a Jewish mother and non-practicing Catholic father. I have found myself confused about God and whether there is an afterlife. Seesaw, where to from here?

The Ultra-Orthodox Hatred Behind the Stabbing at Jerusalem Gay Pride

In 2005, a Haredi man stabbed marchers at Jerusalem’s Pride Parade. Ten years later, he did it again. Jay Michaelson writes that it’s time ultra-Orthodox leaders owned up to their hateful words.

Supply Kurds and Protect Israeli Druze

Terrorists have taken advantage of the instability, and have made dramatic territorial gains in Syria and Iraq. They now threaten two minorities — Kurds and Druze.

Appeal to Authority

Wronged Women

A “Non-Zionist Synagogue”: Who Owns the Flag?

The term, “non-Zionist synagogue” is problematic. If there can be a “non-Zionist synagogue,” the implication is that there are “Zionist synagogues.” And although individuals may identify themselves as Zionists or not, congregations are neither; they are Jewish — and they welcome people of differing viewpoints, particularly when it comes to Zionism.