Opinion

Jordan Gincel

Parshat Tetzaveh: How Customs Keep the Jewish People Strong

By Jordan Gincel This week’s Torah portion is Tetzaveh. This portion is about the kohanim, and how they worked together wearing special garments to serve...

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 23

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Billionaire With a Heart Good on Robert Kraft for running an ad about antisemitisim during the Super Bowl (“How the Internet Reacted to the First-Ever...

What is Sen. Lindsey Graham Thinking?

A little more than seven years ago, after Israel signed a $38 billion, 10-year security agreement with the Obama administration, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.),...

Cracks in the Coalition Over Haredi Conscription?

Israel’s armed forces are facing unprecedented staffing challenges as the military pursues the war in Gaza, threats of war on the northern front and...
Rabbi Nora Feinstein

Parshat Terumah: Offering Our Unique Gifts

By Rabbi Nora Feinstein I remember the excitement I felt when I finally learned the name of the Torah portion for my bat mitzvah: Terumah. Through...
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg

Anger and Justice: Doing Something Is Never as Good as Doing the Right Thing

By Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg Teaching about anger, Maimonides wrote, “One should not be of an angry disposition and be easily angered, nor should one...
Mitch Gold

Bearing Witness in Israel 100 Days After Oct. 7

By Mitch Gold We came to bear witness and to provide support. Both objectives were accomplished. Dread, apprehension, fear. These words describe an outsider’s view of...

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 16

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Optimistic About New Caucus I applaud state Sen. Shelly Hettleman for rallying her colleagues to launch the Maryland Legislative Jewish Caucus in Annapolis (“Maryland State...

Am I My Son’s Keeper?

The United States has struggled with a gun violence crisis for more than two decades. During that time, an average of 35,000 people per...

Bewildering Border Blunder

It is often difficult to follow the logic of a political decision unless you understand the political goal that drives it. It’s even more...