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Why Eric Cantor's Loss Will Hurt Jewish Democrats, Too

By Noam Neusner

Liberal Jews are dancing gleefully on Eric Cantor’s political grave. But Noam Neusner writes they shouldn’t gloat — his loss is a sign of big trouble for them too.Read More


Why Simon Greer Firing Means Much More Than Another Jill Abramson #Pushy Affair

By Jay Michaelson

Simon Greer’s sharp elbows got him fired from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, like Jill Abramson. Jay Michaelson explains why this #pushy battle means so much more.Read More


Include Me Out of This Jewish Community

By Jay Michaelson

The Jewish establishment has made great strides in accepting LGBT people. But Jay Michaelson thinks we should take a second look at who still gets left out.Read More


Time for Jewish Evangelizing

By Nigel Savage

It’s time for us to make the case for Jewish tradition in public space, writes Nigel Savage. We shouldn’t be afraid to be seen as evangelizers.Read More


J Street Loses Its Focus With Peace Process Dead

By Larry Derfner

J Street has lost its purpose now that the peace process is dead. Instead of fighting Israel’s occupation, it battles the only tactic that could end the injustice, writes Larry Derfner.Read More


Israel Earns Red Card at Soccer's World Cup — Again

By Adi Gold and Yoav Sivan

Every World Cup the same question emerges: Why isn’t Israel playing? The answer, argue Adi Gold and Yoav Sivan, has as more to do with Israeli culture than anything else.Read More


Which Side Has No One To Talk To?

By Leonard Fein

The regular refrain by the Israelis that they don’t have a partner in the Palestinians might be the very opposite of the truth, Leonard Fein writes.Read More


Diaspora to Israel: We Need You To Change

By J.J. Goldberg

Israel’s actions affect the Diaspora more than ever. That makes the rightward lurch of the Jewish state all the more dangerous for all of us, J.J. Goldberg reports.Read More


The Talmudic Case for Conversion

By Zvi Zohar

In Roman times, Judaism was much more welcoming of conversion, and it’s time to use an overlooked Talmudic tradition to return to that approach, writes Zvi Zohar.Read More


Shavuot Is Holiday That Speaks of Love And Freedom

By Avi Shafran

Shavuot often doesn’t get the respect it deserves among the Jewish holidays, writes Avi Shafran. It’s time we understood it for what it is, a celebration of love and freedom.Read More





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