Emily Tamkin

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Forward By leaving presidential race, Biden is living out one crucial Jewish principle 21 Jul
President Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race is likened to the Jewish principle of Ldor vador, meaning from generation to generation, ...
21 Jul
Forward Republican rhetoric about immigrants violates a core Jewish principle 18 Jul
The article discusses how the Republican rhetoric on immigrants, as exemplified by speakers at the 2024 Republican National Convention, violates a core Jewis...
18 Jul
Forward Joe Biden is beginning to look a lot like the biblical Jonah. That's bad news for all of us 10 Jul
In a commentary drawing parallels between President Joe Biden and the biblical figure Jonah, Emily Tamkin highlights the importance of prioritizing democracy...
10 Jul
Forward Jewish law says we must wait for justice. For abortion rights, the cost of that wait is too high 27 Jun
The article discusses the recent Supreme Court decision regarding emergency abortions in Idaho, highlighting the ongoing challenges related to reproductive r...
27 Jun
Forward Honesty about the flaws of Hollywood's Jewish founders isn't the same as antisemitism 13 Jun
The article discusses the importance of acknowledging both the positive and negative aspects of Jewish history without whitewashing or sugarcoating, emphasiz...
13 Jun
Forward Families of Oct. 7 victims beg for peace. By ignoring them, Israel's government dishonors their loved ones' memories 30 May
Families of victims from the Oct. 7 attack in Israel, including peace activists killed by Hamas, are pleading for peace and condemning the ongoing violence i...
30 May
Forward There's a real outrage involving the International Criminal Court, Israel and Hamas. It isn't what you think 22 May
The article discusses the outrage over the International Criminal Court seeking arrest warrants for leaders of both Hamas and Israel. It clarifies that the I...
22 May
Forward The hearing with Columbia's president was political farce 18 Apr
The article discusses a congressional hearing where Columbia University president Dr. Nemat Shafik testified about the university's handling of antisemitism ...
18 Apr
Forward A penetrating new book asks: What does it mean to be Jewish, especially now? 7 Mar
Noah Feldman's new book, "To Be a Jew Today: A New Guide to God, Israel, and the Jewish People," delves into the complexities of being Jewish in America toda...
7 Mar
Forward Is Musk's visit to Auschwitz the kind of Holocaust remembrance we really want? 22 Jan
Elon Musk's visit to Auschwitz with his son and far-right pundit Ben Shapiro has sparked controversy over whether it is the kind of Holocaust remembrance the...
22 Jan