20 Years After a Bus Bombing, the Inspiration of Two Lives Unlived

On the anniversary of the Jerusalem terror attack that killed two uniquely thoughtful young Jews, Jay Michaelson reflects on how his friends’ deaths drove him to rage — and then to something better.


Can Bernie Sanders Breathe New Life Into the Black-Jewish Alliance?

The historic alliance of Jews and African Americans has been in decline for decades. Ari Paul says Bernie Sanders could leverage current economic woes to reunite us — if he’s willing to own that goal.


It's Time for Jews To Pray and Preach About Abortion — Like Christians Do

Why don’t we sermonize about abortion, like our Christian counterparts do? Jay Michaelson wants Jews to pray for reproductive justice — and he wants rabbis to lead them.


Fast-Growing BBYO Brings Jewy Energy to Teens

Back in high school, I happily attended Jewish day school, spent summers at a Jewish camp, went on a group Israel trip and took part in a few youth group events. So it was a strange feeling I experienced over President’s Day weekend when I found myself looking back and suddenly feeling Jewishly deprived.


This Anti-BDS Video Is Pure Hilarity — and Accidental Genius

‘BDS or the Bible,’ which has all the cadences, politics and production values of Christian Zionism, seems quite unaware of its own absurdity, Jay Michaelson writes.

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