Kotel Plan Sends Strong Message to All Israelis — Especially Girls

With the creation of a new pluralist Kotel section, Israeli girls will see that they need not be marginalized and silenced by Judaism, writes Women of the Wall’s Batya Kallus.


Why Racist Emails at U. of Chicago Frat Made Me So Furious

I grimaced when I heard about the racist and sexist emails exchanged at the Alpha Epsilon Pi Chapter at the University of Chicago - my alma mater. Then I read the emails, and I became furious.


Ending Business Activity in Settlements Isn't 'Collective Punishment'

Does Human Rights Watch’s call for businesses to pull out of settlements mean hurting ordinary Israeli and Palestinian citizens? Sarah Saadoun says that idea doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.


Why Bernie Sanders Needs a Come-to-Jesus Moment

Even after Iowa, Bernie Sanders faces a tough slog. J.J. Goldberg says the straight-talking Jewish senator needs to rethink how his economic justice message will be heard from now on — and start an urgent conversation on racial reconciliation.


Does Anyone Really Benefit from 'Balkanizing' the Kotel?

The Western Wall will now host more traditional Jews in one area and more progressive Jews in another. Avi Shafran asks: Is it worth the price?

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