Data-Driven: Nate Silver?s new FiveThirtyEight blog aims to use data to address thorny public issues.

Why Nate Silver Should Listen to Abraham Joshua Heschel

Nate Silver claims that data-driven journalism trumps everything. Elissa Strauss thinks Jewish tradition as explained by Abraham Joshua Heschel offers a pretty good rebuke.

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Memo to New York Times: Women Are Jews, Too

The New York Times ran a story about how talk of freeing Jonathan Pollard is dividing American Jews. But of the seven Jews they called for a quote, not one was female.

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Watching Porn While Sitting Shiva

When Henrik Eger attended a shiva for the first time, he expected to find a family in mourning. Instead he found young Jews watching porn in the basement.

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Israel's Missed Energy Opportunity

Israel should channel the money it will make from natural gas into improving education, tackling poverty and advancing other social issues, argues Nathan Jeffay.

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