Opinion

I studied how New York City’s Chasidic yeshivas gained legitimacy. Here’s what I learned.

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Matty Lichtenstein | JTA This week, the New York State Board of Regents signed off on new rules about how the state will determine if...

Letters to the editor: September 23

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Recognition of service Kudos to the JT for covering the wonderful Torah dedication on a very happy occasion honoring our special World War II, Korean...

Ken Burns Holocaust documentary may be hard on America, but not hard enough

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Rafael Medoff and Monty N. Penkower | JTA Seventy-eight years ago this week, David Ben-Gurion rose before the Asefat Hanivcharim, Palestine Jewry’s elected assembly, and...

Secular education in Chasidic schools

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The recent, highly anticipated New York Times “expose” of Chasidic yeshivah education in New York State did not disappoint. The lengthy, front-page article painted...

Lapid’s triumph in Germany

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The long, complicated and tragic relationship between Jews and Germany was front and center last week. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid made a brief...

This week’s Torah portion is Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20. We’re all in this together

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Rabbi Corey Helfand | Special to JT Rabbi Boruch of Medzhybizh (19th-century Ukraine), the grandson of the great Chassidic master the Ba’al Shem Tov, taught:...

The search for my first mezuzah

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Katie Heinzer | Hey Alma via JTA Though it makes me a bad socialist, I am a material girl through and through. I moved around...

A relationship remembered, a future unknown

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Ron Prosor | Israel Hayom via JNS The death of Queen Elizabeth II took the world by surprise. Although she was 96, it was as...

What Queen Elizabeth meant to a British Jew like me

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Jeremy Havardi | JTA The death of Queen Elizabeth II after 70 years on the throne is a devastating loss for Britain, the Commonwealth and...

Letters to the Editor: September 16

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Revisionist history The September 2, 2022 issue of the Baltimore Jewish Times ran both a right-leaning editorial and a right-leaning opinion piece, both containing revisionist...