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How David Grossman Grieves

By Gal Beckerman

In a conversation with Gal Beckerman, David Grossman opens up about his most recent novel, his sustained grieving process and a very tumultuous year for Israelis.Read More


Israeli Politics Enters Silly Season as Elections Loom

By J.J. Goldberg

With the Israeli elections three months away, J.J. Goldberg puts his ear to the ground. Can any of the new marriages of convenience oust Benjamin Netanyahu?Read More


Israel Never Would've Killed 'The Interview' — So Why Did We?

By Jay Michaelson

Scrapping ‘The Interview’ over North Korean threats shows America at its weakest. We could learn from Israel, which would never back down to a two-bit dictator, writes Jay Michaelson.Read More


Don't Let North Korea Win Battle of 'Interview'

By Kent Harrington

North Korea has thrown down the cyber gauntlet to Hollywood and beyond with its (apparently successful) effort to squelch ‘The Interview. The real question is: What is Washington’s response?Read More


Family Is at the Center of Everything

By Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner counters Yehuda Kurzer with a simple argument: Without a strong foundation of marriage and children, all might be lost.Read More


Abraham's Lesson: Quality Over Quantity in Push for Jewish Continuity

By Yehuda Kurtzer

Yehuda Kurtzer has heard the arguments about urging Jews to have more Jewish children. He uses Abraham to illustrate his own argument for quality over quantity.Read More


Beyond Ferguson and Staten Island, So Much Cause for Outrage

By J.J. Goldberg

Beyond Ferguson and Staten Island, we have so much cause for anger, J.J. Goldberg writes. Let’s not forget the 219,000 people who die every year of poverty.Read More


Longing for the Quiet of Separation in Jerusalem

By Michael Karpin

From outside Jerusalem, one can pine for more mutual understanding between Muslims and Jews. Michael Karpin has a better idea: separation.Read More


Coming to Terms With Death of the Jewish Mainstream

By Jay Michaelson

After a dispiriting year, Jay Michaelson wonders whether systemic change is possible in the Jewish community. He offers an alternative.Read More


'The Nu Republic' No More

By Jeffrey Salkin

How do you say kaddish for a magazine that is 100 years old? Jeffrey Salkin explains why Jewish readers have special reason to sit shiva after the bloodbath at The New Republic.Read More


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