4 Things To Remember About Pope Francis’s Visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis made a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday. The spiritual leader of the world’s Catholics silently reflected, met with Jewish and Christian survivors of the death camp, and left a note in the guestbook, which read: “Lord, have mercy on your people! Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!”


After Orthodox-Only Mikveh Law, Time To Rein In the Israeli Rabbinate

You might think that the Israeli mikveh bill affects only non-Orthodox converts to Judaism in Israel. Things aren’t that simple, says Orthodox convert Bethany Mandel.


How Bernie Sanders Flipped the ‘Crotchety Jewish Socialist’ Script on Hillary Clinton

At the DNC, Bernie Sanders flipped the old trope of the crotchety Jewish socialist from Brooklyn on its head, says J.J. Goldberg.


Hillary Clinton Answers This Jewish Mother’s Prayer

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.


Tim Kaine Is the Least Jewish Democrat Ever. And That’s a Good Thing.

Tim Kaine’s DNC speech was as goyish as a Christmas sweater. That Midwestern, white-bread sensibility is exactly what we need right now, Jay Michaelson writes.

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