Voices

Everyone’s buddy

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Rabbi Moshe Hauer | Special to JT A very good friend of mine passed away last month. His name was Louis Sapolsky, but everyone knew...

Improve the lives of all as part of the ethical legacy of Sukkot

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Alex Weissman | Special to JT In the fall of 2011, the Occupy movement was in full force, and with it, a strong Jewish presence...

After the rains come …

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Gaby Hilkowitz Rurka | Special to JT There is a great deal of emotional and psychological trauma currently in Puerto Rico. Much of it dates...

Iranian protesters take a stand for women and freedom

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Sarah N. Stern | Special to JT A beautiful 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, was arrested in Tehran on Sept. 13 and brutally beaten by...

It’s OK to be angry

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Kate Hennessey | Kveller via JTA I’ve never really been an angry person per se. In general, I’m more of a bottle-up-your-issues kind of a...

An open letter to our leaders for Yom Kippur

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Sarah Osborne and Rabbi Emily Aronson | The Blue Dove Foundation Dear Rabbis, Cantors, and Jewish Communal Leaders, As Yom Kippur approaches, we — A Mitzvah...

A check-up on a Conservative future

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Naomi Hoch | Special to JT On a recent Friday afternoon, I attended a mixer for Jewish graduate students attending the professional schools of the...

All we have to do is try

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Michael Milgraum | Special to JT I write this essay on the afternoon before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the day...

Russia: Among the thugs

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Ben Cohen | JNS In the long list of the most hellish places on earth, Russia’s penal colonies come close to the top. In an...

Mothers who report abuse still losing custody ‘at staggering rates’

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Amy Neustein | Special to JT Two weeks ago, FX launched a groundbreaking five-part miniseries, “Children of the Underground,” focusing on a well-publicized 1980s’ vigilante...