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.
The New York Times ran a story about how talk of freeing Jonathan Pollard is dividing American Jews. But of the seven Jews they called for a quote, not one was female.