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  • ‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency: Tevi Troy, presidential historian

    Editor’s note: The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the electorate at large. JTA asked some of those leaders to describe their concerns and expectations in a series of brief essays, “Worst fears, best hopes,” that will appear regularly between now and Inauguration Day….

  • Op-Ed: Obama must beware of the Chanukah snub

    With the guest list cut in half for this year’s White House Chanukah party, even some of the president’s supporters may see it in the context of a longer train of politically tone-deaf decisions, says a former Jewish liaison to President George W. Bush.