Jonathan D. Sarna

Stories by Jonathan D. Sarna

Chutzpah Thy Name is Gaza

Leo Rosten once famously defined the Yiddish word chutzpah as “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his … Continued

When Jewish law and Christian doctrine collide

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Open Season on Jews?

“It’s open season on Jews,” one of my friends remarked upon hearing the news of the shooting at the Holocaust … Continued

Only Solution: Temper Inflexible Religion with Flexible Politics

Let me first of all congratulate Sally & Jon for posing their question in this way. Far too many well-intentioned … Continued

The Pragmatism of America

I watched the Obama victory last night from the perspective of someone who follows Jewish voting patterns. His success at … Continued