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Like the Nazis, ISIS Must Be Confronted

By J.J. Goldberg

The fight against ISIS is an important moment for moral clarity, writes J.J. Goldberg. It’s a challenge that recalls nothing so much as World War II.Read More


Let's Make Climate Change the New 'Third Rail' of American Politics

By Jay Michaelson

What will it take to make climate change the new ‘third rail’ of American politics? Jay Michaelson says we should start by getting serious about luring middle America to the fight.Read More


Why Another War in Gaza Is All But Inevitable

By Yossi Alpher

The guns of Gaza have fallen silent for now. But Yossi Alpher says there has been almost no progress toward a permanent peace — making a new conflict all but inevitable.Read More


Do British Jews Have Better Approach to Strife Over Israel?

By Keith Kahn-Harris

Both American and British Jews have experienced strife over the war in Gaza. Keith Kahn-Harris thinks Americans can learn from Brits how to handle it better.Read More


Climate Change — A Hole Too Big To Ignore

By J.J. Goldberg

When it comes to climate change, we’ve all taken our eye off the ball, writes J.J. Goldberg. But the news from this summer should alarm us all over again.Read More


As Gaza Recedes in the Rear View Mirror

By Jay Michaelson

Americans have a habit of losing interest once the guns stop firing —but Jay Michaelson thinks we’re missing an opportunity to turn the aftermath of the Gaza war into a prelude for peace.Read More


Walking Amid the Rubble of Gaza

By Kathleen Peratis

Kathleen Peratis made her first visit to Gaza after the war, and what she found there, she writes, were scenes straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.Read More


Taking the Banality Out of Evil

By Gal Beckerman

A new book about Adolf Eichmann has undermined Hannah Arendt’s theory about how banal his evil really was. Gal Beckerman speaks with author Bettina Stangneth.Read More


Modesty Is the New Black

By Elissa Strauss

From the perennially chic Barneys New York, to chains like Zara, this season’s racks are filled with billowy dresses and oversized jackets. The styles are almost — dare we say it — modest?Read More


Sexual Assault and Double Standards

By Elissa Strauss

If 20% of Jewish college students experienced an anti-Semitic assault, we’d be up in arms. Yet that’s the figure for women and sexual assault — and we just accept it.Read More


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