Advocacy Groups Seek New Marketing Strategy After Israeli Vote

By Nathan Guttman

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win has rattled the message used by pro-Israel advocacy groups for decades. Can they find a new, unified way to make their case to the American public?Read More

Danny Schechter Was an Observant Jew, Even if he Rarely Set Foot in Shul

By Jon Kalish

Danny Schechter, the self-descibed father of ‘participatory journalism, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at age 72. Jon Kalish remembers the Boston radio legend with a healthy dose of Bronx-based chutzpah.Read More

Can Jewish Transgender Teen's Successful Coming Out Provide Model for Others?

By Hannah Rubin

Tom Sosnik, the transgender teen whose coming-out speech went viral, worked with his Jewish day school to create a tolerant environment. Could this be a model for other schools?Read More

J Street, Newly Combative, Takes On the Jewish Establishment

By Nathan Guttman

After years of wavering, J Street is effectively defining itself as an outright opponent of the Jewish establishment. Will the lobby’s new strategy work?Read More

After Brooklyn Fire, Assessing the Risks of Shabbat Technology

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

After the deadly Brooklyn fire that left seven children dead, Orthodox Jews are reassessing the technology that allows them to keep food warm over Shabbat. But are there alternatives?Read More

Can Israeli American Council Grow Without Kow-Towing to Big Donors Like Sheldon Adelson?

By Nathan Guttman

Awash in cash, the Israeli American Council has been growing by leaps and bounds. But some fear it is becoming a political tool of donors like Sheldon Adelson.Read More

Netanyahu’s Reelection Pushes J Street to the Left

By Nathan Guttman

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection has pushed J Street to endorse policies it previously rejected — like taking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the U.N. Security Council.Read More

Mr. Oren Goes From Washington (to Jerusalem)

By Ariel David (Haaretz)

Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., has won a Knesset seat. Will Benjamin Netanyahu seek to bring the only U.S.-born lawmaker back into his cabinet?Read More

What's a Nice Jewish Boy Doing Leading a Fraternity Like This?

By Nathan Guttman

Bradley Cohen is the first Jewish president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He insists the fraternity isn’t racist — despite the offensive video created by members in Oklahoma.Read More

Conservatives Break Jewish Silence To Denounce Bibi's Anti-Arab Election Scare Tactic

By Nathan Guttman

The world is outraged the anti-Arab scare tactic Benjamin Netanyahu used on Election Day. So why is the Conservative movement the first Jewish group to condemn his inflammatory remarks?Read More

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