I'm Young. I'm Liberal. And Yes, I'm Zionist.

J.E. Reich, who specializes in postcolonial studies, is maybe the last person you’d expect to self-identify as a Zionist. She explains why she’s reclaiming the word anyway — and why you should, too.


Should We Transform Tisha B’Av from Fast to Feast?

On Tisha B’Av, traditional Jews fast to commemorate our exile. But nowadays, Daniel Greyber asks, shouldn’t we be feasting — even partying — in celebration of the State of Israel?


Yes, Orthodoxy Changes. No, That's Not 'Rewriting History.'

Is the Orthodox world guilty of censoring its own canonical texts, as a recent book claims? Avi Shafran argues that there’s a difference between changing with the times and rewriting history.


The Iran Letter I’d Write If I Were Still a Federation CEO

As a former Jewish federation CEO, Ami Nahshon is disappointed by the Miami and Boston federations’ letter urging local Jews to oppose the Iran deal. Here’s the letter he would have written instead.


An Eloquent Message About Race That Jews Need to Read

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book is a letter to his teenage son about race and identity in America. Andy Bachman explains why Jews should read ‘Between the World and Me’ — and how it could change the black-Jewish dialogue for good.

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