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British Jews Go the Way of American Jews

By Liam Hoare

A recent study of British Jewry found many of the same trend lines that American Jews saw in the Pew survey. Liam Hoare examines where this community is headed.Read More

Hillel Balances Donors and Students on Campus

By Danielle Leshaw

Some say Hillel is too beholden to right-wing donors and students should vote with their feet. One campus director says the last thing the group needs is fewer engaged Jewish voices.Read More

For a Keystone XL Pipeline Grand Bargain

By Jay Michaelson

With pressure building for the Keystone XL pipeline, Jay Michaelson thinks President Obama should demand meaningful progress on climate change in return.Read More

Praying Alone

By Leonard Fein

The new phenomena of Shabbat services that stream online would seem to be a good thing, but Leonard Fein examines the negative side when we each pray in our homes alone.Read More

'Parenthood' Reveals Enduring Value of Brotherly (or Sisterly) Love

By Elissa Strauss

‘Parenthood’ explores the blend of deep inconvenience and absolute relief of being bound to others. Because nobody knows us deeper, and longer, than our siblings.Read More

Why Did Nate Silver Hire Climate Change Skeptic To Cover Environment?

By J.J. Goldberg

Nate Silver is all about the facts, right? So why did everyone’s favorite geek hire a climate change skeptic to cover the environment on his new blog, J.J. Goldberg asks.Read More

Partnership Minyan and the Egalitarian Threat

By Aurora Mendelsohn

Partnership minyanim offer Orthodox women a leading role. Aurora Mendelsohn explores why rabbis are pushing back against these new egalitarian forms of prayer.Read More

Israel Makes Some Headway at U.N.

By Joseph Potasnik

We’re used to hearing that Israel is being marginalized at the United Nations. But Joseph Potasnik says Israel is making important progress at the international body.Read More

Bernie Madoff, Our Convenient Scapegoat

By Jay Michaelson

Bernie Madoff is not a victim, but he is a scapegoat. It’s easier to blame one thief than to wrap our minds around a corrupt system of hyper-capitalism, writes Jay Michaelson.Read More

A Shabbat Lesson From Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — or Not

By Eliyahu Fink

What is the lesson of the story that a Jewish passenger skipped doomed Malaysia Airlines flight on Shabbat? Nothing, says Eliyahu Fink, if we take our precepts seriously.Read More

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