"This summer of heartbreaking death and destruction certainly demands fresh thinking. We would just have more trust in the outcome if these two leaders showed even a bit of trust in each other."
What did you think of Abbas and Netanyahu's speeches?
RIP Rabbi Krustofski!
What's your favorite Jewish "Simpsons" moment?
"Until recently I felt proud of the manner in which my whole community handled questions regarding race. Then last month, I found myself becoming one. A racist, that is."
Is the Qur'an anti-Semitic?
It all started with one Jewish kid's love of Superman...
"I remember, as a kid, feeling that the Unetanetokef prayer (“Who will live and who will die”) didn’t apply to me. 'Who by sword' seemed archaic; 'Who by water” remote. But that prayer becomes alarmingly vivid as we get older. This year it felt as if every peril leapt off the page."
Can you relate?
How can the largest Jewish family foundation divest from fossil fuels when its wealth is still deeply rooted in, well, fossil fuels?
The Schustermans' dilemma: http://jd.fo/i5NW2
Move over, Anthony Weiner!
Why did Sigmund Freud wait until the last minute before fleeing the Nazis? Well, "repression" and "denial" come to mind...
He grew up ultra-Orthodox among the Satmar Jews of Brooklyn. Today he heads a progressive start-up shul that allows women to lead certain prayers.
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz’s journey across the Orthodox spectrum:
"Where, in God’s name, could I find a Jew who was not a Bibi fan?"
Tired of the classic holiday honey cake? Try THIS.
"Is it forgivable to want to celebrate a religious holiday with people who enjoy it in the same way I do, even if it means not celebrating it with my relatives?"
This week's #Seesaw:
"Jews, Jews, Jews!" shouted a Baltimore man, while firing a BB gun at teenagers leaving synagogue.
Was this a Rosh Hashanah hate crime?