A Kippah on the Head of Israel’s Intelligence Chief

For the first time, all of Israel’s top intelligence chiefs will soon be observant Jews. J.J. Goldberg explains why Benjamin Netanyahu is packing top intel positions with Orthodox brass.


Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf's Coming Out Is Watershed Moment for Jews

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf told his synagogue he is gay in an eloquent open letter. Menachem Creditor writes that the reaction of the shul’s lay leaders is even more momentous.


Why Hamas Never Wanted War — and Knows It Lost

Israeli intelligence is certain Hamas never wanted to fight this summer’s war — and was sucked into a deeper conflict that it knows it lost, J.J. Goldberg reports


Why We Censor 'Klinghoffer' at Our Peril

‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ makes us uncomfortable by portraying terrorists as human characters with strengths and flaws. Mira Sucharov asks: Isn’t that what good art does?


Same-Sex Marriage Wins at SCOTUS

With the latest court victory for same-sex marriage, Jay Michaelson assesses what has changed in society’s thinking about LGBT people — and why it matters to all Jews.

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