New Chapter: Jennifer Gorovitz writes that personal reasons are mostly behind her decision to step down as CEO of the San Francisco Jewish federation. She is confident new innovators, and women, will pick up the torch.

Why I Am Leaving San Francisco Jewish Federation

Jennifer Gorovitz is leaving the San Francisco Jewish federation to start a new chapter in her life. She says Jewish innovators — and other women — will pick up the torch.

Bone of Contention: The settlement of Ariel juts into the West Bank, cutting it in two.

For a Two-State Solution? Boycott Ariel

The settlement of Ariel in the West Bank has become a litmus test, writes Leonard Fein. If you believe in a two-state solution, you must boycott it.

Ani DiFranco’s Slave Plantation Gaffe

Ani DiFranco’s decision to host a gig at a former plantation says plenty about Dixie’s collective amnesia when it comes to the past. As Jews, we know there’s another way.

Real Story of My Spiritual Journey to Reform Judaism

Neshama Carlebach didn’t want to respond to the flood of hatred that greeted her announcement that she found a spiritual home in the Reform movement. Until now.

Not Funny: French comic Dieudonne Mbala-Mbala, shown here with basketball star Tony Parker, maintained his cachet with celebrity friends, even as he has spiralled into anti-Semitic alliances with far right hatemongers.

How 'Quenelle' Salute Creator Dieudonne Built Bridge to Anti-Semitic Far Fight

There is no reason to doubt the anti-Semitism of Dieudonne, the creator of the ‘quenelle’ salute. Even more disturbing is the ideological bridge he has built to France’s far right.