Tribal Chiefs

Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, is the third Jewish official in the last 10 years to run the White House, after Rahm Emanuel and Josh Bolten

Specialest Relationship

Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, but all the presidential candidates are vying to show their love for Israel. How far will they go?

United Jewish Appeal

Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.

Disunion

Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.

Tough Jews

The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks

Mixed Marriage

The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.

Funny Business

Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer, has accomplished a great deal for women. She’s also something of a national joke.

Mile High

Ean Seeb, a Denver medical-marijuana provider who’s active in Jewish causes, helped run parts of last week’s Jewish Federations General Assembly there

Dearborn in the USA

The new TLC reality show All-American Muslim doesn’t do enough to display the theological and intellectual diversity of Islam in the U.S.

Status Update

Americans born in Jerusalem are prohibited from listing Israel as their birthplace. A case at the Supreme Court today seeks to change that.

Jewish Law: Meet the Man Fighting to Make the State Department Put Jerusalem in Israel

Nathan Lewin helped prosecute Jimmy Hoffa. Now in practice with his daughter, he’s a Supreme Court regular and a top litigator for Jewish causes

Preoccupied

Brooklyn Rabbi Andy Bachman and Tablet’s Marc Tracy, both good liberals, can’t agree on the merits of the Occupy Wall Street movement

Occupy Paris

The economic and social upheavals that rocked France and its Jewish prime minister 75 years ago bear an uncanny resemblance to Occupy Wall Street

The Narrows

Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.

Truman Doctrine

Rachel Kleinfeld, an Alaska-born Rhodes Scholar, is using her Truman National Security Project to build a new Democratic foreign-policy establishment

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