When Pope Francis walked the streets of Rome’s Jewish ghetto on Sunday, he was treading on centuries of painful history — and giving us hope for a better future, Rossella Tercatin writes.22
On MLK Day, volunteerism can dilute — rather than heighten — the urgency of our need to act for social change. David Eisner suggests some ways to keep the day’s activities meaningful.
Now that the United States and European Union have lifted sanctions on Iran, how are Jewish observers — from America to Israel, and across the political spectrum — reacting?15
American Jewish institutions were once a powerful unifying voice for civil rights — until they turned their primary focus to Israel. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s those groups’ betrayal of us that we should bemoan.218
In the very first episode of “The West Wing,” some of the president’s advisers engage in a heated argument with a group of Christian activists. Among the advisers are two of the show’s most prominent Jewish characters: White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler (played by Richard Schiff) and the Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (played by Bradley Whitford).287
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