Opinion

The option of civil marriage

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Late last year, something happened in the United Arab Emirates that never happened before in that Gulf state, yet it attracted little attention: A...

Elusive bipartisanship

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A year after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol in an attack that overwhelmed law enforcement, posed a threat to lawmakers debating the...
girl's shadow

Opinion | My father is Catholic, but I’m a proud Polish Jew

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By Marta  Saracyn This article was sponsored by the JDC. I am a proud member of the Jewish community of Poland. That may sound like a simple statement, but...
Rabbi Lizz Goldstein

Parshat Bo: Rome is always burning

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By Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein Since I first read Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus,” Parshat Bo reminds me of her phrases,...
Audrey Glickman

Opinion | Packing our parents in cotton wool

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By Audrey Glickman My friend Joy mentioned the idiom of packing our parents in cotton wool to protect them and keep them alive longer —...
Thane Rosenbaum

Opinion | Coughing and limping into 2022

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By Thane Rosenbaum Just when we thought, foolishly, that it was safe to go outside — our lives slowly restored to normal, masks discarded, arms...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 7

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Our ancestors were murdered. That’s why I fight for Holocaust remembrance. Regarding “My Jewish ancestors owned slaves. That's why I'm a rabbi for racial justice,”...

Plans to settle the Golan

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In a move early last week that attracted very little international attention, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that his government plans to invest...

A challenge to Israel’s rabbinate

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Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people. All Jews. But not all Jews have the same beliefs, observances and customs. It is not...
Clifford D. May

Opinion | Biden’s weak defense of democracy

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By Clifford D. May The Summit for Democracy upset China’s totalitarian rulers. That’s the most positive thing I can say about the two-day virtual conference...