Opinion

Parshat Shemot: Choosing awe over fear

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By Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen The fiercest defense against tyranny may be the refusal to go along with its worldview. When a new Pharaoh arises who does...

Cautiously optimistic

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Last month, with the first rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, we saw the beginning of the end of the pandemic. We were happy to see...

Marriage progress in Israel?

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At first glance, the headlines were heartening: “In first, Israel recognizes three civil marriages performed online” and “Couples marry online … beat lack of...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2021

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We’ve grown even more The members of Covenant Guild were thrilled to see that the article on our knitting project was included in “Our most-read...
Crowds arrive for the Stop the Steal rally in DC

Opinion | I refuse to tell my daughter about the far-right march that shut...

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By Carly Pildis I lied to my 4-year-old little girl, right to her pretty little curly-haired face, about why her school was closed on Wednesday....
Dr. Daniel Stone

Opinion | The second pandemic: Misinformation

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By Dr. Daniel Stone | JNS At Thanksgiving, nine family members from three households shared turkey and all the trimmings. Unfortunately, COVID-19 was also on...
Rabbi Craig Axler

Parshat Vayechi: Joseph’s lesson of forgiveness

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By Rabbi Craig Axler The end of Parshat Vayechi portrays Joseph’s death scene: “Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years and...
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Opinion | College students are falling through our largest food safety net

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By Miriam Lipschutz There’s something the incoming secretary of agriculture and I have in common: a love for dairy cows. Tom Vilsack is currently chief executive...
Vickie Hervitz

Opinion | How you can help your child with remote learning

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By Vicki Hervitz Her math Zoom class is starting, and she double checks her materials. The class starts and she’s furiously taking notes. She starts...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 1

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Don’t forget about those threatening phone calls Regarding “In the face of anti-Semitism, Baltimore makes a call for action,” by Haydee M. Rodriguez (Dec. 18): In...