Sarah N. Stern

Opinion | Reflections, post-Gaza conflict

By Sarah N. Stern It is the period after another round of fighting between Gaza and the Israel Defense Forces. This is the fourth conflict...
Rabbi Craig Axler

Parshat Sh’lach: Lost in translation

By Rabbi Craig Axler When studying Torah, translation can make a world of difference in how we relate to the text. This week’s Torah portion...

Israel on the brink of change

As we go to press late Tuesday afternoon, Israel is poised for what could be significant political change that will usher in a new...

Antisemitism in America

A little more than a year ago, just before COVID-19 overtook our lives, we were lamenting the troubling rise of antisemitism in the United...

Letters to the editor: June 4

Diet advice might not be about weight As someone who has overweight relatives, I believe that we’re “am echad” or “one people” blessed with unique...
Taryn Herlich

Opinion | Stop antisemitic gaslighting, online and everywhere else

By Taryn Herlich When we hear the term gaslighting, we often think of an abusive or unhealthy relationship. Typically the goal of the perpetrator is...
Douglas Altabef

Opinion | The 11th lost tribe

By Douglas Altabef The recently updated Pew Research Center survey of American Jewry is notable for its data showing dramatic growth in the number of...
a measuring tape wrapped around different fruit

Opinion | Take it from a fat rabbi: Nobody needs your dieting advice

By Rabbi Minna Bromberg Do you want to know one small but powerful way we could make Jewish life more inclusive? Stop telling fat people about...
Rabbi John Franken

Parshat Beha’alotcha: Embracing our diverse Jewish community

By Rabbi John Franken While encamped at Hazeroth, an unexpected family quarrel erupts among the children of Amram. Two of them (Miriam and Aaron) denounce...

Letters to the editor: May 28

Hold universities accountable It’s outrageous that the real benefactors of the triple-digit billions of dollars of at-risk student loans are allowed to escape scot-free from...