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Qatar’s foreign minister last week declared that his country will not normalize relations with Israel. And yet, not long ago … more
The “Binding of Isaac” is a defining chapter in the story of the Jewish people, inspiring much of our liturgy. In some respects it represents what it means to sacrifice for … more
The Akedah represents the ultimate trial that any parent could possibly bear. It must have been exceedingly difficult for Avraham Avinu, who was the personification of gemilut chasadim. With his … more
Could a politician who positively identifies as Jewish and expresses pro-Israel sympathies ever be elected as head of state in a European country? The question is still a hypothetical one. In … more
There was a coffee shop in the town in which I once lived. It was part of a national chain, so that all kinds of people gathered there for their morning coffee and doughnuts. This particular shop … more
Last week’s diplomatic calendar highlighted the difference between this year’s foreign policies and last year’s. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair … more
One of the most famous episodes in the Torah is also one of the most morally problematic. “Take your son, your only son, the one you love — Isaac — and go to the land of … more
A narrative cartoon in Jewish Currents called “When Settler Becomes Native” included a cartoon image of myself with a quote from a JTA article I wrote about my … more
Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States who is now a candidate to head the Jewish Agency, has rightly said that the decline in support for Israel among … more
Some Jewish liberals say that they saw this coming, that the movement to stop the teaching of critical race theory in the schools was bound to negatively impact teaching about the Holocaust. They … more
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