The beauty of Judaism is that it demands we ask questions, especially of ourselves.
I'd vote for Mickey Mouse before I voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin.
A peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely depend to a great extent on the economic development of a future Palestinian state. As I have argued before, private sector investment - especially in the West Bank - is going to prove crucial in creating the right political and social context for peace.
I don't believe in God. I do believe in Judaism. I believe in ethics, morals.
Researchers consistently find that most older volunteers, when compared to older nonvolunteers, have fewer functional and physical impairments, overall better health, higher life satisfaction and less depression. In addition, they attend religious services more frequently and belong to more social organizations.
The majesty of the American Jewish experience is in its success marrying its unique Jewish identity with the larger, liberal values of the United States. There is no need anymore to choose between assimilation and separation. We are accepted as equals.
A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a region free of Iranian nukes are worthy goals that should be able to withstand public scrutiny in every Middle Eastern capital.
In politics, as in business, leadership is crucial.
I remind everybody that the Sabbath was the Jewish gift to civilization.
My childhood was marked by a tension between privilege on the one hand and emotional dysfunction on the other.