Matthew Schultz

Matthew Schultz

Matthew Schultz is the author of the essay collection “What Came Before” (2020). He is a rabbinical student at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts.

Where Will the Jews Go?

If there is no country in the world that is safe for Jews, the decision of where to live will need to be made on other terms.

A New Politics of Unity

We need a unity government, not as an emergency measure, but with the recognition that unity is what will shield us from future emergencies.

I Have Another Country

In conversations I’ve had and will continue to have about the question of whether to stay or go, a number of factors are at play.

Oslo at 30: Seek Peace and Pursue It

On the 30th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, a new book by Gidi Grinstein with Ari Afilalo reveals the bewildering complexities behind the peace process and argues for a future that marries hope with hard realism.

A Eulogy for Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv

Secular and religious Tel Avivians do not have to be enemies. We could, in fact, lead the way in showing the rest of the country that coexistence is possible.

This Is Not the End of the Synagogue

While Jews generally attend synagogue during the High Holy Days, the reality is that many of them are just not into prayer. How can synagogues reinvent themselves to become more vital all year long?

Apocalypse Now?

Now that the Knesset has shut down for the summer, there is a new anxiety in the air, an apprehension about what will happen next. Will the prophets of doom triumph over the prophets of optimism?


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