Rabbi Debbie Reichmann

Parshat Shemot: Moses, the vigilante?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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,...