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The Talmudic Revolution

by Mo Martin Mo Martin is the host of the new  podcast “Radio Free Babylonia”, produced by Jewish Public Media. The year I first cracked open a book of Talmud was 2006, and life was pretty good. I was a…

Nu, let’s get to work

I’ll gladly leave the problematic power dynamics and historical inaccuracies of Leida Snow’s piece in the Forward to the very able responses already published. I just want to ask about one thing. When Ms. Snow writes that “the American legacy…

About Hillel's Israel Guidelines

After Swarthmore Hillel’s decision to break from Hillel’s rules regarding conversation about Israel, I sent a letter to Hillel’s President and CEO, Eric Fingerhut by clicking send on a message as part of Open Hillel’s campaign to open Hillel. The response was…

Peace out, Jerusalem

After a week and a half, I’ve reached the end of my short time in Israel. My airport shuttle hurtles through Jerusalem neighborhoods, swooping up bleary-eyed 2 am passengers airport-bound. The hills are as black as the night sky, making…