Godology: In the Beginning

If I don’t believe that God created everything, does that mean I can’t believe in Him (or Her) at all? Elissa Strauss and Rabbi Scott Perlo discuss the big questions.


Cairo Truce Hopes Fading As Sides Stiffen Terms

Indications are mounting that the indirect Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks in Cairo could be heading for failure. J.J. Goldberg blames extremists on both sides.


'Unhappy Happiness,' Or What Rabbi Nachman And Pharell Have in Common

Rabbi Nachman taught, ‘It is a great mitzvah to be happy always.’ Despite Pharrell’s preaching, that may seem an unreachable ideal — but Jay Michaelson thinks there’s more to it than you think.


From Gaza to Sderot, Trauma Marks The Past — And The Present

Constant war and fear has scarred people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his last column written hours before his death this week, Leonard Fein calls for compassion.


Better The Enemy You Know — Gaza's Other Terror Groups

After a fight that left thousands dead and much of Gaza in ruins, Hamas has lived to see another day. Ben Sales explains why that might not be the worst thing for Israel.

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