In the Media
Elect judges, not party loyalists
A foreigner visiting Israel might have had the impression that the candidates for the Supreme Court were running for a key political office, not for the highest-level judicial-professional position in…
In the Media
Why won’t Sally Rooney allow her latest novel to be translated into Hebrew by an Israeli publisher?
Along with the rise in derogatory cries and aggression against Jews, there is a rise in hostility towards Israel and support for a boycott. It is difficult not to see…
Environmental Protection is a Jewish Matter of Life and Death
As long as rabbis see climate issues as marginal to their religious thinking, Israel’s policy will continue to neglect these critical threats to human lives
High Court Judge Selection is Critical in Israel’s Culture War
The identity of the justices to be appointed is critical to the country’s future, as the court is a key player in the Israeli culture war.
Who’s In Favor of the Kashrut Reform? Those Who Don’t Much Care About Kashrut
Good or bad, Kahana’s reform hasn’t won over its primary target audience; its supporters are actually those who don’t observe the kashrut laws. Let’s start by expressing a measure of…
The Secular in Israel Must Enter the Jewish Arena
In the current equation, the religious and the Haredim are “responsible” for defining what is “Jewish” in the Jewish state, and the secular and the religious alike quarrel over the…
Beyond Naming and Shaming: New Strategies Needed to Combat Antisemitism
In contextualizing the growth of antisemitism in the larger context of intensified racism and hate, we communicate the readiness of Jewish leadership to join with other ethnic and religious groups…
In Gilboa Prison, a Glimpse of Israel’s Impending Disaster
Historians will find a great variety of conceptual terms to describe the Israeli decision to ignore the Palestinian issue; “normalcy” will certainly not be among them.
Farewell event in honor of Mike Herzog, Israel’s new Ambassador to the United States
Dr. Henry Kissinger in conversation with Amb. Dennis Ross
Virtual Tisha b’Av Study Session on National and Personal Loneliness
Peter Fritzsche: Hitler’s First Hundred Days
David Sorkin: Jewish Emancipation
James Traub: On Judah Benjamin