Ashkenormativity Is Twice as Common — and Harmful — in LGBTQ Jewish Spaces

In Jewish spaces, Jay Stanton brushes up against Ashkenazi-centric assumptions with disappointing frequency. In LGBTQ-specific Jewish spaces, those interactions are even more common.

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Why We Need To Subsidize Teen Travel to Israel

Birthright is great at giving Jewish youth a free taste of Israel once they’re past high-school-age, Elan Ezrachi writes. But what about teenagers?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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