Reclaiming Ashkenazi Culture? Sure. But Not Without Some Tough Love

Jonathan Katz is all for embracing Jewish culture. But he is wary of some who promote Ashkenazi heritage as a way of excluding others — like Sephardi Jews or people of color.

Check Our Privilege by Reconnecting With Real Ashkenazi Culture

Ri Turner argues that embracing Ashkenazi culture is not just about knowing our roots. It’s necessary to help end racism within and outside the Jewish community.

Did Israel Prepare Coach David Blatt To Handle 'King' LeBron James?

David Blatt has handled plenty of adversity as rookie Cleveland Cavaliers coach. Can his Israeli mentality help him manage superstar LeBron James to an NBA crown?

Why Americans Are Fleeing Organized Religion — and What It Means for Jews

A new Pew study shows that fewer Americans identify as Christian and more have no religion at all. Jane Eisner asks what we can learn from these dramatic findings, which echo trends seen in Pew’s landmark study of Jews.

Pope Francis Takes On Climate Change — But Who’s Listening?

A new encyclical from the Pope will aggressively take up the issue of climate change. But J.J. Goldberg wonders if Catholic members of Congress will be listening.