Help Us Find The Best New Voices in Jewish Music

Who’s the next Shlomo Carlebach? Or Ofra Haza? Or Debbie Friedman? We’re looking for the best new voices in Jewish music. Do you or someone you know fit that description? Apply here!


How Dare Michael Oren Psychoanalyze Barack Obama?

Michael Oren speculates that Obama’s conciliatory policy toward the Muslim world is rooted in ‘daddy issues.’ That’s not professional psychoanalysis — it’s cheap gossip, Lisa Goldman writes.


We're Not Screaming — It's Just Yiddish!

Why do Madison Margolin’s friends think she’s fighting with her mom when they’re really just talking? It’s because the two Jewish women ‘think Yiddishly,’ the writer now realizes.


Michael Oren Played Don Quixote — and 18 Other Quirky Things About Him

Don Quixote, ‘Portnoy’s Complaint,’ Theodore Roosevelt, ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ Seventeen Magazine — what do all these things have in common? Michael Oren, of course! Get to know the man behind the controversial new memoir.


Don't Whitewash Charleston's Jewish History of Racism

Charleston has won praise as a comparatively liberal city in the Deep South. But Adam D. Mendelsohn writes we should not whitewash its celebration of slavery and segregation — or the Jewish community’s deep entanglement with those evils.

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