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Parshat Devarim: The Voice of Hashem in Our Heart

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By Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro If not for coronavirus, synagogues across the world would begin reading the book of Deuteronomy this week. Many would call this...

We Will Miss John Lewis

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“Beloved” is an apt word to describe John Lewis. He was more than a member of Congress, more than a civil rights leader and...
Alex Joffe

Voices | Israeli Sovereignty and Its Unlikely Benefactors

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By Alex Joffe | JNS With regard to the possible application of Israeli sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, certain long-term aspects are clear....
Alanna Margulies

Voices | Learning to Speak Up

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By Alanna Margulies There are many ways I could chart the course of my past two years as a college student. Semesters completed, grades earned,...

Bari Weiss and The New York Times

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Once you get past the schadenfreude, one could almost feel sorry for The New York Times. With the very public and searing announcement by...

Letters to the Editor: July 24

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No Israel Dilemma There is no Israel dilemma (“Beinart v. Gordis: The Israel Dilemma,” July 17). Israel is a Jewish and democratic state in which...
John Lewis

Voices | May His Memory Be a Blessing: 4 Lessons We Can Learn From...

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By Mark Pelavin | JTA The day is one of my most vivid and treasured memories. I was associate director of the Religious Action Center...
Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Cohen

Parshat Matot-Masei: Embracing Our Uncertainty

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By Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen We are living through challenging times, times that can feel like a wilderness in which we truly do not know where...
Ari Mittelman

Voices | Remembering the Srebrenica Genocide

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By Ari Mittleman Twenty-five years ago in Pennsylvania, I was a middle school student enjoying summer vacation. Twenty-five years ago in Bosnia, boys my age were...
Mark Hetfield

Voices | We Could Be Witnessing the End of the Right to Asylum

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In 1948, after the Holocaust, the right to asylum was recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to ensure that never again would...