The SeeSaw

Stop Worrying About Your Future Grandchildren That Aren't

Wedding bells are ringing for an Asian woman and her Jewish fiance but their parents only want to talk about future grandchildren. How to explain that they may not even have kids?

Remembering Gordon Zacks, Jewish GOP Leader

Gordon Zacks was not just a founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition and an unofficial adviser to George H.W. Bush. He was also a great believer in the importance of a serious Jewish education.

Intermarriage Is Fact of Jewish Life — Not Disease

Intermarriage is a reality of American life. Instead of treating intermarriage like a ‘disease,’ Rabbi Rick Jacobs trumpets the success of outreach to secure Jewish future.

How I Met My Husband: Birthright has it?s important side benefits but for most it presents a very stilted version of Israeli life and politics.

Confessions of a Disengaged Young Jew

Elissa Strauss was involved in Hillel and went on a Birthright trip, but these outlets never gave her a way to honestly connect with Israel — and now she just feels disengaged.

Inner Peace: Jews are missing an opportunity to integrate meditation into the community?s life.

Why Jews Should Tune In to the Mindfulness Revolution

There’s a ‘mindfulness’ revolution in the works, writes Jay Michaelson. The Jewish world is missing out by dismissing contemplative practice as just hippie stuff.

Anne Heyman's Remarkable Life of Service

Anne Heyman lived a remarkable life of service, Ruth Messinger writes. Jewish identity drove her to struggle against apartheid and genocide — while loving her family passionately.