Jewish Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

What Christians Can Learn from the Jewish Schools of the Future

Traditionalist Christians and Jews can take advantage of this moment to renew classical and civic education.

Two Orthodox Jewish Approaches to the Coronavirus

The principle of living by religious laws but not dying by them is integral to Jewish practice.

Trump Accelerates the Dangerous Politicization of Israel

The president’s talk of American Jews’ ‘loyalty’ and interference in two congressional Democrats’ trip to Israel hurt the interests of the Jewish state.

Thinking about Anti-Semitism

Jews top the list of religious-hate-crime victims, but Americans have warmer feelings for Judaism than for any other religion.

Ironic Consequences of Europe’s War Guilt

Seventy-three years after the fall of the Third Reich and 27 years after the implosion of the Soviet Union, the Western world is forgetting what can happen when the center does not hold. The Jews are now, as they have always been, a bellwether.

Memory, Identity, and Patriotism

National identity is a precious thing, but it can only lead to a true civic patriotism if it deals with history honestly.

The Uses of Friendships: Moses Mendelssohn

The life of 18th-century German intellectual Moses Mendelssohn does not hold some secret answer to the challenges that confront our age. But he offers a model of taking such challenges seriously, and of keeping in mind the importance not only of toleration and of steadfastness but also of friendship, which can sometimes bridge the two.

A Special Kind of Giving

TzedekDC, a new Jewish lawyers group, is dedicated to providing pro bono debt representation for the poor.

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Is Recognizing Reality

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a recognition of reality, even as his critics insist that we inhabit the world of make-believe.

Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto

The question Norman Podhoretz asked in his 2009 book—Why Are Jews Liberals?—seems only more consequential after President Obama’s two terms in office.