Why Jerusalem Day Is One Big Lie

On Jerusalem Day, let’s get things straight. The Jerusalem of today is not an eternal city. It is not undivided. And it is certainly not holy, writes Emily L. Hauser.


How Is This Wall Different? Pope Francis Cements an Icon

Pope Francis’ stop at the Israeli separation wall will be the enduring legacy of his Mideast journey, Gal Beckerman writes. So what does this newly-iconic image mean?


Shavuot, When We Became Who We Are

Why does Jewish tradition advise us to read the Torah as a love letter — and celebrate Shavuot as a marriage anniversary? David Wolpe explains the holiday’s symbolism.

Migrants fleeing African drought turned back by police as they try to rush the gate to Spanish North African coastal enclave of Melilla, March 22, 2014.