Americans Jews can exhale now that Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu smiled and shook hands. But the divide between them was always more than personal, and goes to the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.531
Do you have to be Orthodox to take issue with the Rabbinical Council of America’s statement on female rabbis? Jane Eisner says it’s everyone’s responsibility to voice dissent.74
A debate over race and free speech is roiling Wesleyan University. Jane Eisner finds unmistakable parallels to the fraught conversation about Israel that is the subject of so much Sturm und Drang on campuses across the country.66
I’m dating a non-Jewish woman and she doesn’t dress particularly modestly. Seesaw, should I tell her to tone it down for our family Hanukkah party?
It’s an insulting lie for anyone to deny Jews’ eternal bond to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Yet Jane Eisner explains why it’s equally dangerous for us to encroach on Muslim rights to a site that they too hold sacred.226
For two and a half hours on October 13, the five Democratic candidates for president debated all manner of domestic and foreign issues in a spirited exchange where the questions were more productive and the answers more substantive than anything we’ve seen from the Republicans until now. But there was one subject that never made it to prime time: Israel.199
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