The option of civil marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...