What Defines Us as Jews? Actions — Not Ancestry.

Josh Nathan-Kazis’s exploration of his family’s Sephardic heritage reveals one powerful truth: It’s what we do, not our ancestors, that truly defines us, Jane Eisner writes.

Pete Seeger's Hometown Rabbi Remembers When

Pete Seeger was a global iconic voice of justice. To Rabbi Brent Spodek, he was the guy waiting on line at the post office in upstate Beacon, N.Y. — or strumming his guitar at the shul.

Love Israel. Oppose BDS. Reject SodaStream.

Debra DeLee of Americans for Peace Now explains that she loves Israel and opposes BDS. But she won’t buy SodaStream until the company moves out of the West Bank.

Can a Government Video Fight Racism in Israel?

A new Israeli Ministry of Justice video campaign may not be enough to eradicate racism and discrimination in the Jewish state. But it’s a start.

Pete Seeger Gave Folk Music Life — and So Much More

Pete Seeger gave new life to folk music in this country. And he gave us our heritage, which might well have languished without his dogged energy and endless talent, Leonard Fein writes.