Editorials

The difficult tasks of engagement and explanation

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Young Americans are being tested by a worldwide pandemic, with its lockdowns, lost education, social isolation and uncertainty. Young Jewish Americans are experiencing the...

The Visa Waiver Program challenge

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Apart from the ever-changing rules for entry that are driven by the pandemic and related health concerns, Americans are afforded free access to Israel...

Democratic Socialist unrest 

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When Jamaal Bowman ousted 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in 2020, many in the pro-Israel community were worried. Engel was a power in...

Jewish children left behind

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The Build Back Better bill, which passed the House on Friday, still has a long way to go before it can be enacted. It...

In every generation

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The name Maccabee — drawn from the historic group of Jewish rebel warriors who founded the Hasmonean dynasty — has come to symbolize strength,...

It’s still the economy

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Americans are worn out from the pandemic, worried about the economy and looking for leadership. This can be seen in casual conversations with friends...

Israel’s net-zero promise

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Like many of the United Nations climate change conferences that preceded it, this year’s gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, featured a number of big promises....

Mounting challenges for the Democratic Party

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It is not unusual for the political party of a newly elected president to suffer losses in the midterm elections two years after winning...

The succession soap opera at Park East Synagogue

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Most leaders understand the importance of succession planning. Thoughtful cultivation of succession helps assure continuity and affords the successor time to learn the intricacies...

Shining a light on survey practices

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Antisemitism was the focus of two national surveys released last week. The first was by the American Jewish Committee and the second by Hillel...