Editorial


Who Will Speak Out for American Families?

EDITORIAL: President Obama just held a summit to highlight issues like parental leave and affordable childcare. Until the nation takes these issues seriously, nothing will change.Read More


Why Presbyterian Divestment Feels Like Anti-Semitism

By Jane Eisner

Seen from Israel, the Presbyterian vote on divestment seems unfair, hypocritical and — there’s no way around this — even anti-Semitic, Jane Eisner writes.Read More


Why Supporting Israel Isn't All in the Family Anymore

EDITORIAL: For decades, American Jews were united by support for Israel, in peacetime and war. New data from the Pew survey shows this consensus is fraying fast.Read More


The Elephant in the Room

EDITORIAL: The Republican Party has shifted so far to the right that even Eric Cantor is hounded out. That’s bad for the GOP, bad for America — and bad for the Jews.Read More


Bowe Bergdahl Is All of Us

EDITORIAL: Bowe Bergdahl volunteered to don an American uniform and serve all of us. What are our responsibilities to him?Read More


Big (Jewish) Money Can't Buy Our Votes — So Far

EDITORIAL: Sheldon Adelson and other Jewish mega-donors spend millions on political races. A new book explains they have failed miserably to win over hearts and minds — so far.Read More


Why 'Love the Jew, Hate the Judaism' Is So Wrong

By Jane Eisner

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis are dead wrong to condemn whole streams of Judaism. But Jane Eisner writes that many of us make blanket condemnations of Haredim — and it’s no less shameful.Read More


Why Is It So Hard To Convert to Judaism?

EDITORIAL: Why is it so difficult to convert to Judaism? With dwindling numbers and increased intermarriage rates, it’s time to rethink our attitudes about what it takes to join the tribe.Read More


Pomp and Controversy on Campus

By Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner has given a few graduation speeches in her day. Given the turmoil over some commencement speakers, she’s glad her cap and gown stayed in the closet this spring.Read More


3 Things the Jewish World Can Learn From Abramson-Gate

By Jane Eisner

The meltdown at The New York Times has caused schadenfreude among the chattering classes. Jane Eisner suggests what the Jewish world can learn from Jill Abramson’s drama.Read More





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