September 18, 2018

Opinion

Arguing is part of the Jewish DNA, from the time that Korach stood against Moses. The Talmud devotes far more space to...
As the web of lies surrounding the Beacon School’s moment of silence for terrorists continues to confound —
Celebrated author Michael Chabon caused a stir last week with his sharp criticism of Israel in his speech to the graduating class...
A renewed assault on Jews is now underway. The incidents of anti-Semitism are again on the increase. The forces that today are driving...
Is it possible to be anti-Zionist and not be anti-Semitic? That’s what the virulent anti-Israel crowd has been claiming of late.
Sudan is a very dangerous place to be a woman. Just a few years ago, a Khartoum-educated medical doctor, Meriam Ibrahim,
As a New York City parent, I knew something like this was in the offing. I just never thought it would be this egregious.
Whatever your politics, the violence that unfolded last week on the border between Israel and Gaza should provoke a collective...
I was drawn to the master’s program in nonprofit management at Hebrew Union College because I thought it could be a springboard...
The stubborn refusal of Jews to go to their slaughter is hurting Israel’s image. Had Israel allowed Palestinian rioters to breach the...
There is Netta Barzilai, who won the Eurovision Song Contest. Ohad Naharin, celebrated as one of the world’s pre-eminent...
Throughout my childhood, and well into my adulthood, my father, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, constantly reminded me of our...
The evening that Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won Eurovision 2018, my son and I began to watch the biopic “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,”
Ever since I bought my dog his own electronic device, I can’t get him to put it down and play with me, even when I’m holding out a treat.
What do the riots at the Gaza border have to do with the Jewish festival of Shavuot? What does the dramatic and historic move of the...
On Monday, the Trump administration officially opened the US embassy in Jerusalem. It was a moment to cherish: an acknowledgment...
Netta Barzilai’s exhilarating song, with the memorable hook, “I’m not your toy, you stupid boy,” is an empowering anthem to all those...
Leaders of the American Jewish community have warned recently against four dangerous developments in Israel:
On a recent Friday evening, I walked up my street at a brisk pace. One of the great blessings in my life is Rabbi Yekusiel Kalmenson’s...
How does an Iranian-American Jew who was born in post-revolutionary Iran, granted refugee asylum in the United States at the age of 7,
In my previous column, I ended with the question: How do we defend our hearts when someone is not acting lovingly toward us?
When I was in my early 20s, I gently placed motherhood into the realm of: There is no question I want to do this, but later,
Only a confirmed hater of Palestinians — and a confirmed anti-Semite — could believe that they have the leadership they deserve.
With European powers either unable, or unwilling, to meet his demand to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump on May 8...
Imagine that you are living 400 years after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., and your parents are trying to convince you...
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