Pope Francis’ stop at the Israeli separation wall will be the enduring legacy of his Mideast journey, Gal Beckerman writes. So what does this newly-iconic image mean?
Yaakov Birnbaum, the father of the movement to save Soviet Jewry, has died. Gal Beckerman looks back at the man who imagined the emigration of millions.
At its best, the Olympics can serve as a powerful tool for reforming compromised regimes around the world. Sadly, today in Russia, it’s doing the exact opposite.
Invited to testify before Congress about human rights, Gal Beckerman eagerly accepted. But what he found on Capitol Hill made him question if anyone really cares.
Gary Shteyngart learned the secret of coping with anxiety early: Make other people laugh. The lesson serves him well in his brand new memoir, ‘Little Failure,’ Gal Beckerman writes.
The anti-Semitism that dogged Jewish students in Pine Bush, N.Y. is as disturbing as it gets. But does the story say something important about America — or just one small town?
If you look at Israel and see only the occupation, even good news like helping injured Syrian children is nothing but a distraction, spin, or — to use that vilified Israeli term — hasbara.
Jordana Horn argued recently that Jewish day school isn’t the key to Jewish identity, Jewish homeschooling is. Not everyone agrees with that.
The caught-on-video shooting of 12-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Dura took place 13 years ago in Gaza. Why is Israel still obsessed with his story?
After her husband was freed from the gulag, the charismatic Avital Sharansky retreated from the public eye. Until this week, when she raised her voice once more.