Cross-Currents Blog

The Art of the Decertification

What does President Trump’s decertification of the Iran deal mean, and what does it mean? That wasn’t a mistake. There are two questions here. What exactly it is that the president did, and what...

Sullied Reputation

The rioting last month in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer who killed an African-American man, like all rioting in the wake of unpopular verdicts, was ugly and unjustifiable. ...

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Beyond Faded Eyeliner

By Alexandra Fleksher The latest flurry of articles and social media discussions about how women celebrate Simchas Torah made me think about my own relationship to the holiday. Simchas Torah was the most meaningful...

Truth Gone Missing

It made many people very happy. Especially dentists. “It” being the report widely circulated over recent weeks that an ice cream breakfast will make you smarter. The claim first appeared on a Japanese news...

Religious Pluralism Would Spell Disaster for Israel

An article of mine in the Forward that takes issue with Reform Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ claim that the majority of American Jews support the import of “Jewish religious pluralism” to Israel, and which explains why Orthodox...

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