Why Jewish Women Are Extra Tired This Week

We’ve tallied up the results from our third installment of the ‘Who Sets the Table?’ survey series. Guess who made the holidays happen at home and got our tushes to synagogue?


Why Fighting Intermarriage Is a Lost Cause

Some believe Jews must fight intermarriage. Deborah Waxman says we lost that battle years ago — and that’s why the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is trying something new.


Why We Shouldn't Accept Rabbis Who Marry Non-Jews

Reconstructionists have decided to permit intermarried rabbis. Jane Eisner says this dramatic change risks diminishing our religious leadership at a time when we need it the most.


Does Doctors Without Borders Strike Reveal U.S. Double Standard on Israel?

One of the low points of last year’s Gaza war was Israel’s August 3 strike outside a United Nations school in the city of Rafah. The strike, meant to hit a military target according to the Israel Defense Forces, killed at least 10 people and injured dozens. It was the latest in a string of Israeli bombs to hit U.N. facilities.


How Ta-Nehisi Coates Helps Make Sense of the Mideast Conflict

In ‘Between the World and Me,’ Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the root causes of racial violence in the United States. But Dahlia Scheindlin says the book also sheds light on how Palestinians experience Israel.

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