The down ballot races

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...