Opinion

A $900 billion down payment

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We are under siege. The U.S. will end 2020 with 330,000 people dead from COVID-19 — a virus none of us had even heard...

Déjà vu, all over again

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Unless there is some tectonic shift in Israel’s body politic over the next dozen weeks, the country will hold national elections on March 23,...
Rabbi Sonya Starr

Parshat Vayigash: Looking at Egypt’s famine through the lens of COVID-19

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By Sonya Starr This week’s Torah portion, a continuation of last week’s, is the story of Joseph’s brothers’ willingness to do anything, including emigrate, to...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 25

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Lithuania’s anti-Semitic history Thia Steinhardt states that one of the things that she learned was that, “Lithuania was considered basically a safe haven for Jews”...

Why Christmas is the best day to be a Jew

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By Alex Kirshner | JTA The Christians of my childhood tried hard to make me feel welcome around Christmas, and they succeeded as much as...

Stunning religious practice in Europe

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Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s highest court, dealt a serious blow to ritual Jewish and Muslim...

Experienced Cabinet ‘firsts’

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Competence, experience and precedent-setting diversity appear to be the hallmarks of the most recent round of men and women President-elect Joe Biden has nominated...
Jonathan S. Tobin

Opinion | Can the bipartisan consensus on Israel be revived?

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One of the standard laments of the organized American Jewish world in recent years has been the decline and fall of the bipartisan consensus...

There’s a hunger crisis in America

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By Abby J. Leibman | JTA Nine months into the pandemic, we are witnessing a true crisis of food insecurity. Lines for emergency food distribution...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 18

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John Kerry the perfect choice? Your description of former secretary of state, senator and presidential candidate John Kerry’s uninspiring record of accomplishments leaves one to...