Why Did John Kasich Bring Up Jesus Christ’s Blood in Orthodox Brooklyn?

(JTA) — If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s visit to Hasidic Brooklyn this week had yielded only one amusing moment, Dayenu – it would have been enough.


How To Talk About Refugees at Your Passover Seder

Don’t sing ‘Dayenu’ until we’re all free, Jennie Rosenn writes.


Why Israeli Young People Are So Much More Right-Wing Than Americans

American young people are rallying behind Jewish socialist Bernie Sanders. Their Israeli counterparts look more likely to back Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett.


What the Vatican’s Invitation to Bernie Sanders Says About Jews

Jews continue to lead the good fight when it comes to social justice, J.J. Goldberg writes. Leave it to Pope Francis’s Vatican to take notice — and invite Bernie Sanders to pay a visit.


Is Split Over Israel a Luxury Restricted to Countries With No Anti-Semitism?

Dov Waxman’s new book, ‘Trouble in the Tribe,’ raises questions about intra-Jewish conflict over Israel and where it’s most likely to take place.

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