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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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...
Irving Joseph Abramowitz

Opinion | Remembering Irving Joseph Abramowitz

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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

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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...