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Can We Talk About Climate Change?

EDITORIAL: In the wake of the People’s Climate March, how do we find a language to talk about global warming to those who don’t naturally care or believe?Read More


All That Divides Us as We Atone

By J.J. Goldberg

As we prepare to stand on Yom Kippur and atone collectively for the sins of the Jewish people, J.J. Goldberg asks if we all see ourselves in the same way.Read More


Hearing a Mother's Pain on Rosh Hashanah

By Shai Held

What sound is the Shofar supposed to invoke? Shai Held argues that it should make us remember a mother’s anguish over her dead son, whether she’s a stranger or one of us.Read More


On Rosh Hashanah, a Breath of Life

By Jonathan Sacks

As the year ends, former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks looks back at twelve months of fear and death — and finds hope in Judaism’s essential love of life.Read More


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


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