Synagogues and Independent Congregations Are Allies, Not Enemies

To set up synagogues and emergent communities as opposites is to misunderstand the bigger picture, Lizza Heydemann writes.


Would Talmudic Rabbis Approve of Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Money?

Has Hillary Clinton compromised herself by taking money from Wall Street? Bernie Sanders seems to think so. But what does Jewish tradition have to say about it?


We Need To Out Bernie Sanders as a Jew — for His Own Good

If Bernie Sanders isn’t going to talk publicly about his Jewish identity, we should do it for him, Valerie Lieber writes. Otherwise, it will become a huge vulnerability.


Israeli Opposition's Plan for Jerusalem Makes No Sense. Here's a Better Idea.

Cutting off a number of Palestinian neighborhoods from Jerusalem is a terrible proposal, Eetta Prince-Gibson says. She suggests a different way to make the holy city work for both Israelis and Palestinians.


How Jewish Would a Bernie Sanders Presidency Be?

If Bernie Sanders were to win the election, he’d make history as the first Jewish president. But Jane Eisner questions whether his Jewishness will make any difference in how he leads.

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