Do Endless Denominational Turf Wars Even Matter Anymore?

More than anything, Rabbinical Council of America’s and Agudath Israel’s actions underscore the misfit between our denominational boundaries and our actual identities as Jews, Jay Michaelson writes.


What's Killing America's Middle-Aged White Working Class?

Ever since New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published his best-selling 2005 treatise on globalization, “The World Is Flat,” I’ve been troubled by a nagging question: If globalization and technology have opened limitless opportunities for anyone with the skills and resources to reinvent themselves, what happens to folks who aren’t clever or connected?


Why Disrupting Israeli Law Professor's Speech Was So Wrong

The hecklers who interrupted Moshe Halbertal’s speech at the University of Minnesota may have thought they were protesting the Israeli occupation. They really object to the Jewish state’s existence, Rabbi Alexander Davis writes.


Benjamin Netanyahu Ignores Roots of Palestinian Violence — and Betrays His Party's Founders

Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything he can to blame the wave of Palestinian violence on pure anti-Semitism. J.J. Goldberg says Israel’s top generals know otherwise — and early Zionists like Vladimir Jabotinsky would be shocked at the premier’s claims.


Is Israel Borrowing from Vladimir Putin’s Playbook?

Russia expert Gerson Sher sees parallels to Vladimir Putin’s strategies in the Israeli justice minister’s introduction of a new bill requiring foreign-funded NGOs to wear special badges.

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