Opinion

Envisioning an end to hunger

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Abby J. Leibman | Special to JT At this time of year, Jews around the world engage in moments of reflection and renewal. We read that...

Queen Elizabeth II

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In the end, everyone was an Elizabethan. Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign ended quietly with her death last week. And with the accolades from...

The Catch-22 of the West Bank

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Israel has a vexing problem. Under the uneasy status quo in place between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the PA has responsibility for oversight...

Parshat Ki Tavo: The Accursed Transgressors

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Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss | Special to JT In Parashat Ki Tavo, a series of curses are directed at twelve categories of transgressors: anyone who (1)...

Letters to the Editor: September 9

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Judaism without the God of the Bible? We say yes. Apparently, Rabbi Warren Goldstein (“Judaism without God? God forbid,” Aug. 26, 2022) has never heard...

Pelosi’s promise

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Clifford D. May | JNS Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi cares deeply about the people of Taiwan, as she has throughout her long career....

Beinart blathers on

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We expect a public intellectual to take sides, frame arguments, articulate thoughtful analyses and help shape our thinking. Liberal journalist Peter Beinart is a...

Student debt forgiveness

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President Biden’s announcement last month that the Department of Education would cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt (and up to $20,000 for...

How not to ask for time off on the Jewish holidays

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Eli Gottlieb | JTA “Hey Allies: Please don’t schedule meetings or events on the Jewish holidays!” So says a meme that has circulated widely before...

Tips to help you get into the Rosh Hashanah mindset this year

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer | Kveller The month of Elul is here! It’s a time leading up to Rosh Hashanah when we have the opportunity to tune...