Opinion

Parshat Ha’azinu: What is Moses trying to tell us?

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By Rabbah Arlene Berger | Special to JT Parshat Ha’azinu is the second to last chapter in the Torah. We’ve been schlepping across the desert...

Everyone’s buddy

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Rabbi Moshe Hauer | Special to JT A very good friend of mine passed away last month. His name was Louis Sapolsky, but everyone knew...

An EU opportunity

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In 1995, Israel and the European Union (EU) entered into an Association Agreement which called for ministerial-level meetings between EU representatives and Israel at...

Iran in trouble

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Iran remains in the headlines. And the theocratic regime is taking a beating. But instead of criticism focused on the politically divisive nuclear deal...

Improve the lives of all as part of the ethical legacy of Sukkot

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Alex Weissman | Special to JT In the fall of 2011, the Occupy movement was in full force, and with it, a strong Jewish presence...

After the rains come …

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Gaby Hilkowitz Rurka | Special to JT There is a great deal of emotional and psychological trauma currently in Puerto Rico. Much of it dates...

Iranian protesters take a stand for women and freedom

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Sarah N. Stern | Special to JT A beautiful 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, was arrested in Tehran on Sept. 13 and brutally beaten by...

It’s OK to be angry

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Kate Hennessey | Kveller via JTA I’ve never really been an angry person per se. In general, I’m more of a bottle-up-your-issues kind of a...

An open letter to our leaders for Yom Kippur

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Sarah Osborne and Rabbi Emily Aronson | The Blue Dove Foundation Dear Rabbis, Cantors, and Jewish Communal Leaders, As Yom Kippur approaches, we — A Mitzvah...

A check-up on a Conservative future

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Naomi Hoch | Special to JT On a recent Friday afternoon, I attended a mixer for Jewish graduate students attending the professional schools of the...