Jewish Millenials are no longer the children that don’t know how to ask.
Note: This piece was originally published in The Forward on April 18, 2019
Every year at the Passover seder, I make a point of recounting a midrash I once read about the Haggadah’s Four Children casting each child as a different generation of American Jewry. The wise child is the pious immigrant. The wicked child is the assimilated rebel who refuses their parents’ foreign language and customs. The simple child is the offspring of the wicked generation, those Jews who were never taught Yiddish or Talmud. …
Jewish organizations need to take a strong stance on separating Israel from Jewishness.
Note: This piece was originally published in The Forward on March 11, 2019
Every time a Jewish leader grandstands against the anti-Semitic canard of “dual loyalty,” I groan.
Not because this trope is not real. For all of Jewish history, anti-Semites have justified persecution by claiming Jews are more loyal to each other than their home countries. …