The Long Jewish Relationship with Thomas Jefferson
What explains the long history of Jewish admiration for this particular founding father?
Bennett Muraskin November 3, 2018
Sunday School After Squirrel Hill: Resources and Reflection
Teachers share thoughts and resources on how to talk to students about antisemitism and intersectional justice in the wake of the Squirrel Hill shooting.
Kayla Ginsburg and Abby Harris-Ridker October 30, 2018
After Squirrel Hill
A New York City vigil imagines a path forward.
Noah Kulwin October 29, 2018
Universities Must Reckon With Their Role in the Occupation
A University of Michigan instructor explains why she declined to recommend a student for a study abroad program in Israel.
Lucy Peterson October 23, 2018
The Soros Myth
Antisemitism has long been a tool of the right wing to undermine democracy.
Dove Kent October 11, 2018
Morality, Fate, Faith, Freedom: Reasons to Revisit Bernard Malamud
“Can a writer write for all men from a position of minority? Malamud’s work convinces me.”
Nellie Hermann October 8, 2018
The DOJ Fired Me For Protesting Family Separation. I Don’t Regret It.
Speaking truth to power is necessary to force political change.
Allison Hrabar October 2, 2018
Writing About the Present: Mirror, Body, Shadow
An essay from Joshua Cohen’s new collection, Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction.
Joshua Cohen August 27, 2018
Jeffrey Goldberg Doesn’t Speak for the Jews
The editor of The Atlantic represents the failure of the liberal establishment.
David Klion August 2, 2018
Art in a State of Emergency
What is the artist’s responsibility in a time of political crisis?
Arielle Angel July 31, 2018
“What does Vietnam have to do with Tisha B’Av?”
Most Jews who observe Tisha B’Av spend it mourning in synagogue. In 1972, this group spent the holiday in the streets—presaging today’s era of political ritual.
Isaac Brosilow July 26, 2018
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, 1945 – 2018
Remembering one of American Jewry’s most inspiring activists and writers.
Esther Kaplan, Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark, Donna Nevel, and Alisa Solomon July 17, 2018
Good Riddance to Anthony Kennedy—Now #PackTheCourts
A bad judge and a worse writer leaves American democracy with a political organizing crisis.
Ian Samuel June 30, 2018
Roth Versus The Rabbis
“It was presumptuous of you, Rabbi Rackman, to speak of yourself to me as ‘a leader of his people.’ You are not my leader and I can only thank God for it.”
Josh Lambert May 23, 2018
The Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony Was Liberal Zionism’s Funeral
America and Israel’s Monday celebration made it clear what supporting Israel looks like in practice.
Joshua Leifer May 17, 2018
Gaza and the Question of Culpability
Hamas did not force Palestinians to march to the fence. Gaza’s desperate situation did.
Noah Kulwin May 16, 2018
Culturally Muslim
Growing up Pakistani-American, the first time I recognized myself in the world of a novel was when I read Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint.
Shuja Haider April 16, 2018
Unlearning Woody Allen
It’s a cop-out to say that the heart wants what it wants.
David Klion February 2, 2018
The Making and Unmaking of the Podhoretz Dynasty
Fifty years after Making It, a neocon’s memoir re-examined.
David Klion December 19, 2017
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