Jay Michaelson Wins Deadline Club Award

Forward contributing editor Jay Michaelson has won the 2014 Deadline Club award for opinion writing.

Conservative Catnip: Jay Michaelson, right, took the ADL’s global poll on anti-Semitism. And, you guessed it, even a rabbi like him would get counted as a hater in the profoundly flawed study.

I Am 1 Billionth 'Anti-Semite'

The ADL says its global poll shows a quarter of the world holds anti-Semitic views. But Jay Michaelson says the study is so hopelessly flawed, any thinking person could fail — even a rabbi.

Firing Offense: Jill Abramson, the now former executive editor of The New York Times.

Sexism in Journalism Really Lives on the Opinion Page

With the debate about the supposed role of sexism in Jill Abramson’s firing from The New York Times, Elissa Strauss looks at one place where gender discrimination definitely exists: the op-ed page.

Zionism Was Kidnapped, Talmudically Speaking

Sigal Samuel argues that Zionism wasn’t “kidnapped” in Saul Friedlander’s sense, but can be understood in terms of the Talmudic category tinok shenishba — literally, a captured infant.

Zionism Wasn't Kidnapped. It Was Handed Over.

Holocaust historian Saul Friedlander says that Zionism was ‘kidnapped’ by the right, but Emily Hauser disagrees. The right didn’t have to take it — the silent middle handed it over.