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Opinion | Sukkot’s message is essential during our climate crisis

By Esti Shapiro Growing up in the temperamental weather of Denver, Colo., it was not at all unusual to experience rain, high winds, heat waves...

Opinion | Observing Yom Kippur with a disordered eating past

By Sarah Simone Yom Kippur is arguably one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. It is the Day of Atonement, a day...
Dr. Gwen L. DuBois

Opinion | Housing saves lives

By Dr. Gwen L. DuBois While we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, we are also in the midst of an ever-worsening...
Maggie Hoffman

Opinion | A patchwork of pandemic stories at the Jewish Museum

By Maggie Hoffman Since March of 2020, we’ve collectively faced unimaginable challenges and grappled with overwhelming grief. We’ve worked on the front lines and balanced...
Rabbi Elie Abadie

Opinion | Rosh Hashanah: A time of renewal and unity

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

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...
Maya Carlin

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

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

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...
Irving Joseph Abramowitz

Opinion | Remembering Irving Joseph Abramowitz

By Alan A. and Janet M. Abramowitz Our father and father-in-law, Irving Joseph Abramowitz, a World War II veteran and Baltimore City native, died of...
Meggie Wyschogrod Fredman and Belle Etra Yoeli

Opinion | Time to take a page from Silicon Valley and disrupt antisemitism

By Meggie Wyschogrod Fredman and Belle Etra Yoeli We met as bright-eyed junior staffers working at American Jewish Committee’s office in Washington, D.C., six years...