Opinion

Rabbi Jennifer Weiner

Parshat Beshalach: Many Nachshons in history

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By Rabbi Jennifer Weiner Beshalach finds us standing at the proverbial shores of freedom. In this parshah, Moses tells the Israelites to gather their belongings....
Rahel Bayar

Opinion | Too many chose to look away from Chaim Walder’s crimes

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By Rahel Bayar During my first month as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, I spent most of my time engaged in an intensive...
Jonathan S. Tobin

Opinion | Politics and combating antisemitism don’t mix

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By Jonathan S. Tobin At a time when antisemitism is on the rise around the globe, the office of the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 14

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False equivalency Clifford D. May’s column “Biden’s weak defense of democracy” (Dec. 31, 2021) includes several items that are pure nonsense. The one that prompted...

The option of civil marriage

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Late last year, something happened in the United Arab Emirates that never happened before in that Gulf state, yet it attracted little attention: A...

Elusive bipartisanship

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A year after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol in an attack that overwhelmed law enforcement, posed a threat to lawmakers debating the...
girl's shadow

Opinion | My father is Catholic, but I’m a proud Polish Jew

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By Marta  Saracyn This article was sponsored by the JDC. I am a proud member of the Jewish community of Poland. That may sound like a simple statement, but...
Rabbi Lizz Goldstein

Parshat Bo: Rome is always burning

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By Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein Since I first read Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus,” Parshat Bo reminds me of her phrases,...
Audrey Glickman

Opinion | Packing our parents in cotton wool

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By Audrey Glickman My friend Joy mentioned the idiom of packing our parents in cotton wool to protect them and keep them alive longer —...
Thane Rosenbaum

Opinion | Coughing and limping into 2022

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By Thane Rosenbaum Just when we thought, foolishly, that it was safe to go outside — our lives slowly restored to normal, masks discarded, arms...