Cross-Currents Blog

Caution: Untruths Ahead

Award-winning investigative reporter Michael Isikoff recently released an in-depth report on the origins of the theory that the July, 2016, murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was a political assassination. In the...

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A Centrist at the Shabbos Table

Imagine the scene, Moshe, the long-lost son of Amram works his way to the makeshift stage. He hasn’t been seen in over sixty years and rumor has it, he has a message from God. All of the Jewish People are gathered, eager to hear what he has to say.

What the Pew Report Got Wrong

An opinion piece I wrote for JTA about a recent Pew report on religious restrictions in countries around the globe, and which had criticism of Israel, can be read here.

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Targeted by Friendly Fire

In a recent piece that appeared in the Daily Wire, I suggested that what is better for Republicans and the Trump Campaign might not be best for the nation overall. Unfortunately, such nuance is lost on some.

Loony Tooner

Cartoons employing anti-Semitic tropes became a thing again last week. The memory of the New York Times International Edition’s offering of a Portuguese cartoonist’s depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog,...

Federation Blues

When a media offering chooses to not identify a quoted speaker, it loses a bit of credibility. But the words attributed to several unnamed Jewish federation leaders in a recent report in the Israeli...

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