Sigal Samuel – @SigalSamuel
Sigal Samuel’s beat as an associate editor at The Atlantic covering religion and global affairs is not exclusively Jewish. She has reported and edited pieces on topics such as China’s troubling policies toward Muslims and the Catholic church’s abuse problem.
But Jewish stories obviously often fall under the religion and global affairs umbrella, and Samuel has an eye for catching some of the more interesting Jewish stories — and those that should be of interest to Jews. It’s a knack she developed as a former opinion editor at the Forward.
Even when she’s not working on a Jewish story at The Atlantic, she frequently tweets on a range of topics. She’s also a bit of a Kabbalah expert, as shown in her well-reviewed novel “The Mystics of Mile End,” about a Jewish family living in Montreal.