Opinion

Rabbi Elie Abadie

Opinion | Rosh Hashanah: A time of renewal and unity

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By Rabbi Elie Abadie As Jews, every Rosh Hashanah, we rededicate our commitment to Judaism. We reaffirm our devotion to Jewish law, and we strive...

Opinion | What to remember when abuse stories break in Jewish communities

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By Sheila Katz and Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg We are, once again, in a season of reckoning with sexual abuse in the Jewish community and in...

Our newest immigrants

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Governments are notoriously reluctant to admit mistakes. But sometimes the facts are so clear that no acknowledgment is necessary. Our withdrawal from Afghanistan is...

Rosh Hashanah 5782

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5781 was challenging. But we got through it. In the process, we learned how to celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays remotely or in compliant...
Maya Carlin

Opinion | The fall of Kabul will bode well for American adversaries

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By Maya Carlin Bad actors are lining up to fill the vacuum in Afghanistan created by the U.S. withdrawal. Iran, Qatar, Russia and China are...
Eli Cohen

Opinion | 30 years of peacemaking helped put Crown Heights back together

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By Eli Cohen It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Brooklyn last week, when my neighborhood came together for “One Crown Heights,” a day of...
Rabbi Lawrence M. Pinsker

Parshat Ki Tavo: Not comforting, but oh so true

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By Rabbi Lawrence M. Pinsker Fourteen years ago, New York journalist A.J. Jacobs’s book, “The Year of Living Biblically,” became a bestseller and eventually a...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 27

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Divorce can be a good thing In 2015, my life was falling apart. My entire family unit was imploding before my eyes. I received divorce...

The Biden-Bennett meeting

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President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett already know each other. Nonetheless, there will still be some element of the two leaders...

The ignominy of Afghanistan

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As we watch the ongoing tragedy in Afghanistan, we wonder: What did the U.S. government think would happen when it withdrew troops and government...