Elsewhere: Embracing Thanksgivukkah, talking sex at Y.U., diplomacy and demography

Talking sex at Y.U.: The withdrawal and then quick reinstatement of a scholarship for a Yeshiva University student who surveyed her peers about sex highlights the need for open campus discussion on sexual issues, writes Hannah Dreyfus. (The Observer)

The case against the Chief Rabbinate: The Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s refusal to allow a prominent American Orthodox rabbi to vouch for a couple’s Jewishness offers yet more evidence that the institution shouldn’t exist, writes Gershom Gorenberg. (Daily Beast)

If you build it, will they come?: The new pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall needs to draw worshipers to be seen as a success, writes Shmuel Rosner. (L.A. Jewish Journal)

Diplomacy and demography: Demands that Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state do not mitigate the country’s demographic challenges, writes Alon Ben-Meir. (Huffington Post)

Embracing Thanksgivukkah: Manischewitz and others try to capitalize on the holidays’ convergence. (N.Y. Times)

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