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“In the Heights” is more Jewish than it seems

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 13, 2021
(RNS) — Your summer just got instantly better. Prepare to smile and weep.
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Jews need to get woke

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 2, 2021
The International Morality Country Club -- is it still restricted?

Happy 80th birthday, Bob Dylan!

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 24, 2021
(RNS) — The Dylan song we need. Right now.

Charles Grodin and the Jewish question

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 20, 2021
The late Charles Grodin was great in The Heartbreak Kid. It was a commentary on American Judaism.

The most radical Jewish thinker of our time has died

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — He was outrageous — a theological rebel, stunning in his thinking, difficult — and prophetic.

How Israel lost the narrative

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 17, 2021
When I saw John Oliver the other night, I knew that we were screwed. My counter rant.

What does Hamas really want?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2021
(RNS) — As we reckon the moral calculus, Hamas’ primary goal is all we need to know.

Goodbye, Van Morrison

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 7, 2021
(RNS) — A veteran rocker goes antisemitic on us. I'm so done.

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
(RNS) — In large measure, this has been the worst day in the history of modern Israel. Let's study some Talmud in order to understand it.

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

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 26, 2021
What difference does punctuation make? More than you think.

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.
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