Warming to Task: Nate Silver?s new FiveThirtyEight blog aims to use data to address thorny public issues. Is hiring a skeptic of climate change to cover the environment sending the right message?

Why Did Nate Silver Hire Climate Change Skeptic To Cover Environment?

Nate Silver is all about the facts, right? So why did everyone’s favorite geek hire a climate change skeptic to cover the environment on his new blog, J.J. Goldberg asks.


Stop Comparing Jewish and Palestinian Refugees

Some claim that compensation for Arab Jewish refugees should be weighed in the ongoing peace process. Michael Kaplan says we shouldn’t mix this issue with the rights of Palestinians.


The Town Called 'Jew Killer'

There is a town in Spain called Castrillo Matajudios, and in Colombia ‘Matajudios’ is a common surname. The problem is, in Spanish one meaning of the name is ‘Kills Jews.’


The Right Plan To Save Jews?

EDITORIAL: Israel is developing a $300M-a-year initiative to strengthen identity among young Jews. It has asked for input from the Diaspora. Here are our questions.

Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel wipes his eyes at the grave of Baruch Goldstein, who killed 29 Palestinians in Hebron.

Seeking Salvation? Dial 1 for Baruch Goldstein

Looking for salvation? A new Israeli service allows you to order it by phone, in the form of a prayer said at the grave of mass murderer Baruch Goldstein.