In Stealth Move, Congress Backs Israeli Right's War on Settlement Boycotts

A Congressional push to combat anti-Israel boycotts also seeks to bar protests against the settlements. J.J. Goldberg explores how lawmakers are ignoring U.S. policy in their zeal to embrace the Israeli right.

Why Birthright Next Was Doomed From the Start

The news that Birthright Next is winding down has come as a surprise to many. But Jay Michaelson says the effort to engage alums of the free trips to Israel was doomed from the start — and he explains why.

For Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Faith Was Life — and Life Was Act of Faith

Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, who died this week at 81, saw the obligation to be faithful and to teach other as self-evident — it was his default way of living.

How To Make Kidney Donors Whole

EDITORIAL: Donating a kidney is an extraordinary act of charity, but it’s also expensive and risky. That’s why we need to compensate those who undertake this life-saving kindness.

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