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Jonathan Mark on Reform Jews

The following was posted on The Jewish Week Associate Editor Jonathan Mark’s blog last night. It is no longer up on The Jewish Week site. Hopefully they’ll put it back up later, so that the views of their Associate Editor…

Israel Activism 101

In the wake of Israel’s colossal blunder, how can its supporters help defuse the escalating tensions? Maybe, say, apologize for the deaths, work to reverse Israel’s near-total international isolation, and rethink the wisdom of a French fry embargo on Gaza?…

The Jewish Men's Hall Of Fame

I’m not so good at math, but I’m pretty sure 2 out of 37 is a pretty low percentage. That’s the number of women nominated in the Arts and Entertainment category of The National Museum of American Jewish History’s “Only…

Talk to Chuck

According to a full-page advertisement in The Forward, available as a pdf here, New York Senator Charles Schumer will be making a “Special Appearance” at an event in Central Park that apparently opposes a two-state solution, is opposed to negotiations…

Sarah Silverman: "I'm good for the Jews"

This is a couple weeks old; sorry if it’s been posted everywhere already, I know that’s uncouth. For more cerebral conversations, TPM TV has interviews with Eric Alterman, Michelle Goldberg and Jeremy Ben-Ami after last week’s panel discussion.