After I left JTA in 2001, I had to take a break from Jewish news. I thought it’d be great to cover science, where there were fewer disputes, where things are either true or not true. Boy was I ever wrong.
Philosopher Andrew Pessin takes a look at Jewish thought through the ages, discovers “exhilarating” disagreement.
Is Tikkun Olam ripping Judaism apart? I interviewed author Jonathan Neumann for Publishers Weekly.
In this audio excerpt of my memoir, I am 19 years old and learn an important lesson about perception and reality in Muslim-Jewish relations; and I begin my accidental Jewish journalism career.
There are very few living people who can relate this story of life under communist rule.
The solution is to do what many Jews already do—channel that pain into easing the suffering of others.
This is a memory of a memory from my grandfather, who hid in a wine barrel from an anti-Jewish rampage.
I have a complex relationship between struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the comfort of Jewish ritual.
The Holocaust scholar helped me realize that there is no difference between “left wing” and “right wing” antisemitism, since they all draw upon the same mythology of Jewish power.
Is ‘cultural Judaism’ sustainable, or are God and synagogue necessary? It’s a question I asked author Jack Wertheimer.