Opinion

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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...