Yes, Birthright Israel Should Subsidize Free Teen Trips

Our opinion is that the Israel experience should be free of charge, like Birthright Israel, as the only effective way to attract teens en masse to go to Israel.

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Donald Trump and the Danger of Scapegoating

Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is even more disturbing given his family history. Bethany Mandel notes that if his radical opinions held sway decades ago, his Jewish grandchildren wouldn’t be here — and neither would he.

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When Orthodox and Evangelicals Align — and What It Means for Everyone Else

The new Pew report on the Orthodox is (another) wake up call for American Jews. Jane Eisner asks if we can build a tolerant and vibrant community when the fastest-growing group of Jews is so demonstrably different from everyone else.

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Progressive Judaism Won't Win in My Lifetime. And That's OK.

Jay Michaelson believes that liberal Judaism is losing out to right-wing tribalism. There’s no saving the sinking ship — so we need to think about smaller and more sustainable efforts to counter the inexorable trend.

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