Martini Judaism

Five people in a submersible? OMG. Five hundred refugees? Meh.

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 26, 2023
The moral calculations should not be this hard. And yet ...

Is your career over?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 20, 2023

Why people have trouble praying

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 6, 2023
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You’re More Resilient Than You Think • Rabbi Denise Eger & Rev. Dr. Neil G. Thomas

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 21, 2023
COVID isn't over. How has it affected our faith? Two pioneering clergy share their anguish and their hope.

Why can’t Israel be better?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 18, 2023
When it comes to Israel: "relationship complicated." The case against perfectionism.

What Governor DeSantis needs to learn about the Holocaust and the Bible

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2023
On a daily basis, the anti-intellectual forces are gathering steam. What will we do about it?

Should the Tree of Life shooter get the death penalty?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 9, 2023
(RNS) — A new podcast: Should murderers be executed? For the Jews of Pittsburgh, the question is personal.

Happy 95th birthday, Cynthia Ozick!

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 27, 2023
"All the world wants the Jews dead." Cynthia Ozick was the prophetic voice that we needed. And, still need.

What Israel restored to the Jewish people

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 25, 2023
(RNS) — A love song to the state of Israel, on her 75th birthday. Even now. Especially now.

Is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ a Jewish story?

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 18, 2023
Aaron Sorkin added some Jewish stuff to a classic story. It works.

Why I am saying kaddish for Al Jaffee of Mad magazine

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 12, 2023
(RNS) — A childhood literary hero has died — the man who taught me the art of snark.

When Israelis protest, it is music to my ears

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 11, 2023
(RNS) — Israel's soundtrack isn't just the hora and sentimental songs. It is deeper and cooler. A podcast with Yossi Klein Halevi.

Leo Frank’s ghost still haunts us

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 31, 2023
It's not just a Broadway musical. It is a pervasive memory. Jew hatred persists.

When is it ‘a time to die’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 28, 2023
(RNS) — A new documentary and podcast ask the question: When is it enough?
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