Rabbi Jennifer Weiner

Parshat Beshalach: Many Nachshons in history

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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