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It’s Time for the Jewish Megachurch

By Jay Michaelson

Jews have much to learn from the explosive success of the megachurch movement. Jay Michaelson asks: Do we have what it takes to replicate it?Read More


How King Abdullah Set Stage for Saudi Reforms — and Opening to Israel

By Hussein Ibish

King Abdullah was far from a revolutionary. With cautious steps, the late Saudi monarch set the stage for reforms in his insular kingdom — and ties with Israel, Hussein Ibish writes.Read More


‘We Should Not Give Up Making Our Countries Better’

By Rossella Tercatin

EUROPE SPEAKS: In Italy, writes Rossella Tercatin, Jews need to learn to live with a history of being betrayed by their neighbors.Read More


The New York Times and its Israel Bias

By Richard A. Block

The New York Times thinks it is perfectly even handed when it comes to covering Israel. Richard A. Block thinks they’re missing the real problem.Read More


'I Suddenly Find Myself Feeling Powerless’

By Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac

EUROPE SPEAKS: ‘For once they are not targeting Jews.’ This was the strange thought that came to Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac’s mind when the carnage started. He was wrong.Read More


We Need a Mikveh Revolution

By Dov Linzer

The mikveh ritual can be traumatic for women, a fact that emerged loud and clear from the Rabbi Barry Freundel scandal. One Orthodox rabbi has a radical solution.Read More


What's Behind Mystery 'Suicide' of Argentina Prosecutor in Terror Probe?

By J.J. Goldberg

Alberto Nisman died mysteriously just as he was poised to expose his probe into Argentina’s worst terror attack. J.J. Goldberg asks if his ‘suicide’ is linked to a top Hezbollah leader’s killing.Read More


The Southern Jews Who Helped King

By Marc Schneier

There is an accepted mythology about the civil rights movement: national Jewish organizations fought alongside King, Southern Jews did not. Marc Schneier wants to change your mind.Read More


Don't Compare Ferguson and 'Palestine'

By Kenneth Jacobson

The latest strategy being used by those who make a career of assaulting the good name of the State of Israel is to link the issue of full equality for African-Americans, as symbolized by the word “Ferguson,” with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Europe's Jews and Muslims Need a Strong Left — Now More Than Ever

By Ari Paul and Michael Brooks

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, Ari Paul and Michael Brooks argue that Europe needs to reinvigorate the left to protect against the rise of far-right nationalism.Read More


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