Most American Jews have always believed America to be special among diaspora countries. That was before a Pittsburgh shooting that left 11 Jews dead.
This crisis in identity is stimulating a fount of religious innovation, and we don’t know where it will lead.
American Jews developed their unique brand of Judaism in an environment that viewed religion as compatible with pluralism, civil rights and democracy.
Americans have a duty to strengthen, rather than weaken or ignore, their ties to other Americans.
Israel can ill afford to lose a majority of Democrats or a substantial percentage of American Jewry.
The rise of ultra-nationalism has significantly damaged the strategic triangle between Israel, the U.S., and American Jewry.
Sanctuary cities — and other forms of resistance against unjust laws — are not only acceptable, but also necessary.
The popular narrative is that Orthodox Jews and Muslims, in Israel and the U.S., always oppose each other. But that’s not true.
In America, both politics and Judaism are as divided as ever. How do we find our own — and our shared — paths?
Women linger in this shelter, unwilling to move any further away from the children they may never again hold.