Do American Jews Live in a Cocoon?
November 29, 2013

News of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s late September speech before Jewish leaders in New York got me thinking about Peter Beinart’s latest piece from earlier that month in the New York Review of Books about American Jews and Israel.

Parents Absolutely Should Force Their Kids to Take Music Lessons
September 19, 2013

Should children study violin—or rather, be forced to study violin? Or forced to study ballet?

The New Republic Is Wrong About Boycotting the Sochi Olympics
August 16, 2013

The New Republic's Julia Ioffe argues in an article Thursday that a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next year would be “useless” because it would have little effect on stopping the violence and discrimination against gay people there