Why New Kotel Plan Deserves a Cautious Hallelujah

The ‘liberation’ of the Kotel has always been a largely Diasporic fight, and as such, was bound to be laden with compromise, Jane Eisner writes.


Turning the Kotel Into a Haredi Synagogue Is Bad for Men, Too

Now that there will be a secondary space to which one can banish the Kotel’s undesirables, will others be shunted away — including certain men?


Is This Painting Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic, Both or Neither?

Canadian film mogul Paul Bronfman is pulling his support for York University because of a painting he describes as ‘pure hate.’ Mira Sucharov asks whether he really understands the artwork.


The Oscars Are Too White — and That's a Jewish Problem

No, the Jews don’t ‘control’ Hollywood. But we do play a major role — and with that power comes responsibility, Jay Michaelson writes.


Why the Kotel Compromise Just Isn't Good Enough

If Gabriela Geselowitz wants to pray at the Kotel, she’ll have to go to a part that isn’t from the postcards, the documentaries, the images of Jewish Jerusalem that the world knows. And that hurts.

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