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Who are the ‘evil doers’ in ‘Shtisel’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — Why the show's Uncle Nuchem — and many Haredi Jews — hold an anti-Zionist political theory, and why it is wrong.

A day of national tragedy in Israel

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 30, 2021

It’s antisemitism. No hyphen. No capital S.

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 26, 2021
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Yes, there was an Armenian genocide

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 24, 2021
(RNS) — The Armenian genocide is a Jewish issue. More than you think.

A kaddish for George Floyd

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — It's about lives that matter.

I love all Jews — even the ones I don’t like

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 13, 2021
(RNS) — We Jews are a small people, but we are a large family. 

Why ‘Shtisel’ matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 6, 2021
(RNS) — 'Shtisel' is more than great entertainment. It is great literature.

Is it time for us to rethink the Passover plagues?

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 28, 2021
(RNS) — The modern Pharaoh is denial. OK, pun intended.

The day Reform Judaism made history

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 24, 2021
(RNS) — Reform Judaism in Israel has come of age.

Have a rice Pesach!

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 23, 2021
(RNS) — Do you want to eat rice and other legumes during Passover? Even if you're Ashkenazic? Knock yourself out.

The book you need to read before Passover

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 16, 2021
(RNS) — The Haggadah is not just a Jewish book. It might be the ultimate Book of Life.

The mask is the fashion statement of the year

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 12, 2021
We all wear masks. Hasn't it always been that way?

Why I empathize with Harry and Meghan

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 8, 2021
(RNS) — So the British royal family is screwed up. Aren't we all?

If we ‘canceled’ anti-Semitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 4, 2021
(RNS) — Hey, it’s just Dr. Seuss. It’s not like it’s Shakespeare or Dickens.

President Biden just made a serious human rights blunder

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 1, 2021
(RNS) — This will not be the last time that President Biden disappoints us. Because that's what rulers do.
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