Opinion

Rabbi Debbie Reichmann

Parshat Shemot: Moses, the vigilante?

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By Rabbi Debbie Reichmann There is a special challenge in crafting a d’var Torah on parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1). It is one of the most...
activists holding signs for student debt cancellation

Opinion | Why aren’t American Jews talking more about student debt relief?

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By Rabbi Emily Cohen When I finished rabbinical school in 2018, I entered the “real world” with $40,000 in student loans. I acted fast, prioritizing...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 24

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More to Leslie Margolis The article about Leslie Margolis and her support of social justice personifies her character (“Leslie Margolis supports social justice at Bolton...

Rand Paul, the unrepentant hypocrite

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For the pro-Israel community, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been a recurring problem. He opposes foreign aid and seeks to block or limit it...

Banging our heads against a wall

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Diaspora Jewry is frustrated by the Israeli government’s recurring delay in implementing the Kotel compromise. Like a driver pushing on the gas pedal of...
Eli Spiegelman

Parshat Vayechi: Getting along like Ephraim and Manasseh

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By Eli Spiegelman This week’s parshah is Vayechi. In Vayechi, Jacob blesses his 12 children, now adults. In this portion, Jacob also meets with Joseph’s...
Ben Cohen

Opinion | The perils of broadcasting in Arabic

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By Ben Cohen Last week was a lousy one for the taxpayer-funded German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, bookended by no less than two antisemitism scandals...
Charlotte Seeleman Shlenker

Opinion | My Jewish ancestors owned slaves. That’s why I’m a rabbi for racial...

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Rabbi Barry H. Block In “The Social Justice Torah Commentary,” Rabbi Brian Stoller describes a turtle-shaped dinner bell that his great-grandmother used to summon a...
Solomon Stevens

Opinion | Rethinking fundraising for Jewish education

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By Solomon D. Stevens I get requests for donations to Jewish organizations almost every day. And there is no doubt about it: Almost every request...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 17

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A superb d’var Torah The d’var Torah appearing in last week’s Baltimore Jewish Times (“Supporting gender equality,” Dec. 10) was superbly written by Jillian Potler,...