Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

Opinion | Simchat Torah renews our ability to tell Genesis’ 2 creation stories

By Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder Everyone has at least a few creation stories: how they were born, how they came to the career they chose, how...
The author’s grandmother’s French residence permit from 1914

Opinion | No one lost their last name at Ellis Island, but we gained...

By Andrew Silow-Carroll Shortly before he died, my dad gave me a trove of family documents, some dating to the 19th century. For the first...
Liba Schwartz

Sukkot: Protection and comfort in the sukkah

By Liba Schwartz In Leviticus 23:42, we are commanded to dwell in sukkot (booths) so that future generations may know that God made the Israelites...
Lisa Klig

Opinion | Building and rebuilding community

By Lisa Klig Over the past year and a half, we have all had to dig deep within ourselves to find new ways to remain...

The Abraham Accords a year later

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, which established normal relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain,...

The limits of a fragile coalition

We are intrigued by the experiment in governance being pursued by the eight-party coalition that currently runs the State of Israel. It is the...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 24

Trump at fault in Afghanistan The Sept. 10 issue’s letter, “Time for Biden to go,” is an example of revisionist history. Former President Donald Trump...
Kenneth Marcus

Opinion | If you spell it ‘antisemitism,’ then remove the hyphen from ‘anti-Zionism’

By Kenneth L. Marcus Deborah Lipstadt, recently named by President Joe Biden as the U.S. Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, won’t just combat...
Dr. Michael Matsas

Opinion | The story of an unknown great Jewish hero of WWII

By Dr. Michael Matsas In October 1940, large Italian forces suddenly invaded Greece from Albania. The newspapers kept informing us of a “strategic retreat” until...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 17

Maryland leads in protecting bees Thank you for your article “The state of our bees” in the Sept. 3 edition, in which the JT discusses...