The Israeli government continues to enjoy a measure of deniability in settlement activity, thanks to a postponed vote on the bill that would force transparency, writes J.J. Goldberg.
From reactions to ‘Noah’ to the Haredi belief that praying protects the Jewish state, we’re living in a time of magical thinking. What happened to facts, asks Jay Michaelson.
On Martin Luther King Jr.’s yarhzeit, J.J. Goldberg recalls King’s last crusade, cut short, for economic justice, and the promise of a new black-Jewish alliance that died with him.
Nate Silver claims that data-driven journalism trumps everything. Elissa Strauss thinks Jewish tradition as explained by Abraham Joshua Heschel offers a pretty good rebuke.