Editorial


Replacing @PresidentofIsrael

By Jane Eisner

EDITORIAL: Shimon Peres is leaving as Israel’s president this summer. The challenge now is how to replace him, and with whom.Read More


A Man of His Time

EDITORIAL: During his long tenure at the ADL, Abraham Foxman made himself indispensable to American Jews. Now may be the right moment for a new type of leader.Read More


Birthright's Second-Time Shift

EDITORIAL: Birthright will allow teens who have already taken education trips to Israel to qualify for free trips. Who made this decision — and where will the cash come from?Read More


Protect the Children, Mayor de Blasio

EDITORIAL: New York parents are supposed to give consent for the metzitzah b’peh circumcision rite. But the law isn’t enforced — and Mayor de Blasio must move to protect children.Read More


Bursting Bubbles of SodaStream's Haters

EDITORIAL: SodaStream has taken a beating as Scarlett Johansson amps up the star power. Demonizing the company won’t end the occupation — and would hurt Palestinians.Read More


What Defines Us as Jews? Actions — Not Ancestry.

By Jane Eisner

Josh Nathan-Kazis’s exploration of his family’s Sephardic heritage reveals one powerful truth: It’s what we do, not our ancestors, that truly defines us, Jane Eisner writes.Read More


Corporations Aren't People — Especially When It Comes to Birth Control

EDITORIAL: Can corporations claim religious rights to deny birth control coverage to employees? The Supreme Court must answer that question — and it should give a resounding no.Read More


The N-Word's Real Crime

EDITORIAL: Israel’s Knesset may ban Nazi symbols and the very word itself. But attempts to ban the other N-word show us that’s the wrong way to respect victims of hate.Read More


Intermarriage Rorschach Test

EDITORIAL: Is intermarriage good for the Jews? This is not a trick question. It’s the new Rorschach test in determining how you think about the Jewish future.Read More


Where the Money Leads

EDITORIAL: Women are making huge strides in the Jewish world. But let’s not forget they still lag in the federations and other big groups, where power, money and impact actually reside.Read More





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