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Gal Gadot represents. Seriously.

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 11, 2021
(RNS) — Gal Gadot made me cry tears that were about 2,000 years old.

They returned to synagogue. Now what?

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 8, 2021

The Republican Jewish Coalition blew it

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 4, 2021
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No, Jewish characters do not require Jewish actors

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 3, 2021
(RNS) — The problem of gentiles playing Jews? Is this really a thing?

Why Mort Sahl mattered

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 29, 2021
He was the alter zeyde, the grandfather of today's comics. He was also my rebbe.

The worst day in American Jewish history

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — Eleven people died the day of the Tree of Life shooting. They died the death of the righteous. They died as kedoshim, as martyrs.

When progressives betray their Jewish allies

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — When progressive groups turn against Israel, Jews need to step up and make our voices heard.

For Rabbi Earl Grollman, death was the classroom

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 20, 2021
(RNS) — Rabbi Earl Grollman has died. His books taught us how to cope with that.

A Jewish case for not liking ‘The Sopranos’

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 18, 2021
(RNS) — When it comes to media stereotypes, how did we let this one have a free pass?

There are no opposing views of the Holocaust

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — What is wrong with these people in Southlake, Texas?

What Ted Lasso could teach clergy

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — A popular series contains hidden wisdom for those of us who work for God.

The thing about dead Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 6, 2021
(RNS) — What is it about Jewish suffering that is so attractive?

How VP Kamala Harris blew it

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 30, 2021
(RNS) — VP Harris gave a nod to intellectual relativism. This helps no one and hurts us all.

When I became Jewishly woke

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 23, 2021
(RNS) — Jewish rights. Human rights. They go together like Russian on corned beef.

I forgive you. Especially you.

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 17, 2021
Why I am a Jew. It is about forgiveness. My Yom Kippur sermon.
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