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On Dual Loyalty and Disloyalty

by Dr. Joshua Shanes. Joshua Shanes is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, Director of the Arnold Center for Israel Studies, and has published widely on modern Jewish politics, culture and religion. There may never have been a more interesting or dangerous time for American Jews. Jews sit...

On Leave

This month, I took family leave. It is wonderful. It's a blessing. And everyone should have it. It is great for the financial security but the other benefits are much more important.

Tisha b’Av in the Age of Trump

If our ritual life does not pulse with the passionate pull of the political, if our laments do not answer and reprise the cries of those who are oppressed and imprisoned, marginalized and silenced, if our communal liturgy can be confined within the walls of our institutions and not spill out into...

Cover image of Fiddler on the Roof 2019 Cast Album (in Yiddish) and Post image of Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles film

Still Fiddling

On Friday, August 23rd, a new documentary about the making and impact of Fiddler on the Roof hits cinemas. On the same day, a new Fiddler recording hits stores, featuring the score performed in Yiddish plus eleven rarely heard songs dropped from the score along the way performed in English. Meanwhile, a...

Daniel Sieradski