Opinion

The down ballot races

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Our community is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate by an able group of veteran lawmakers. Generally moderate, with reliable...

The limits of protest

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The sometimes violent protests last week in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park were disturbing. Although the communal frustration that prompted the reaction may...
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Voices | Time to write the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism into law

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By Rhoda Smolow | JNS In May 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance gifted the world an opportunity to abandon subjective decisions of what does...

Voices | COVID-19 imperils local Jewish media

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By Pesach Benson | JTA The Baltimore Jewish Times newsroom was always quietest on Wednesdays. Given the unyielding Tuesday editorial deadlines, Wednesday was the best...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Ripped signs warning against the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic posted on a wall in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn on October 07, 2020 in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered schools and non-essential business closed in nine Brooklyn and Queens zip codes where there has been a rise in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Voices | My community has to take COVID-19 more seriously

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By Blimi Marcus | JTA This morning I am sitting at work in numb silence. What is happening in my Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park...

Letters to the editor: October 16

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Passing down Holocaust history As a second-generation Holocaust survivor, I am deeply concerned about the lack of knowledge about the Holocaust held by today’s millennials...

Israel’s coronavirus redux

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On May 15, with the coronavirus raging around the world, Israel reported just 13 new cases. It appeared that the start-up nation had succeeded...

Simchat Torah: Dedicate yourself to learning

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The autumn holidays call out to Jews for teshuvah, not so much repentance in my view, but for radical self-transformation. For the changing, improvement...
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The American Jewish story needs to include non-Ashkenazi Jews

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By Layla Rudy | JTA When I was in first grade, during my first few weeks of yeshiva in New Jersey, my teacher asked the...

Chaos in Cleveland

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Last week’s first “debate” between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was a mess. More than 70 million people tuned in...