Paul Driessen and Nadav Shashar scuba dive

Opinion | Artificial reefs: For nature and peace

By Paul Driessen The husband-wife team of Ben Gurion University marine biologists Nadav Shashar and Jenny Tynyakov is on a mission. They’re spearheading an unusual...
a woman studies against the sunset

Opinion | Here’s a (Jewish) way to redirect your pandemic despair into purposeful living

By Alan Kadish and Michael Shmidman This last year of pandemic living has not been easy. Over 500,000 Americans have died, including countless members of our...
Ruthie Blum

Opinion | A tribute to the bereaved parents of unsung fallen Israelis

By Ruthie Blum When Israel enters the 24-hour period that marks Yom HaZikaron, the country turns its attention to individual stories of heroism and bereavement....
Solomon D. Stevens

Opinion | What the Palestinian Authority elections don’t mean

By Solomon D. Stevens If they are not canceled again, elections will be held in the West Bank and Gaza for the first time in...
Ben Cohen

Opinion | Global freedom on the decline

By Ben Cohen Passover is a celebration of freedom, but its underlying story is a salutary reminder that freedom is a fragile thing and that...
painting by Marc Chagall

Opinion | Art of our soul

By Alli Fisher As Jewish individuals, it is our mission in this world to act in the way of Hashem. Hashem is the ultimate artist...
Christopher Blackwell

Opinion | What it’s like to celebrate Passover in prison

By Christopher Blackwell Over the past few years, I have been honored and blessed to experience — with good friends — some Jewish traditions and...
Lyn Julius

Opinion | Jews vanish from Iraq, but still have no closure

By Lyn Julius The oldest Jewish Diaspora in the world, that of Iraq, edged closer to extinction on March 15, with the death of 61-year-old...

Maryland’s nonpublic schools need nurses, too

By Yehuda Neuberger, Jerry Wolasky, Karen Paiken Barall, Aryeh Gross, Yanky Statman, Sam Melamed and Edwin Zaghi It’s the middle of a busy day when...
Jonathan S. Tobin

Opinion | Ignore Jonathan Pollard’s terrible advice

By Jonathan S. Tobin It was probably inevitable that we hadn’t heard the last of Jonathan Pollard. When the convicted spy landed in Israel last...