Voices

Ariel Kahana

Opinion | Term limits won’t help with stability

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By Ariel Kahana What do Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, Tony Blair and Angela Merkel have in common? They’re all leaders who have gone...
Asher Lovy

Opinion | Orthodox reaction to Chaim Walder allegations must become the norm

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By Asher Lovy Allegations of child sexual abuse against Chaim Walder, the author of children’s books beloved in the haredi Orthodox market, and the uncharacteristically...
Deborah Y. Cohn

Opinion | What my research reveals about gift giving

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By Deborah Y. Cohn Since my daughters were little, the family Chanukah ritual has been for each to unwrap one gift each night of the...
Rabbi Charles Arian

Opinion | Why would he go for a run on Yom Kippur?

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By Rabbi Charles Arian The late Rabbi Richard Israel once published an essay that he later expanded into a book called “The Kosher Pig.” In...
Boy putting on tefillin surrounded by antisemitic comments

Opinion | My son wasn’t surprised when antisemites attacked him on TikTok

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By Jessica Russak-Hoffman “Why does everybody hate us?” My son Izzy asked me this question after a man with a machete attacked Jews at a...
Dr. Sol Lizerbram

Opinion | Little Israel solves big environmental challenges

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By Dr. Sol Lizerbram People often ask me how Israel copes with climate change. Yet Israelis don’t look to cope; they look to solve. When...
Copenhagen, Denmark

Opinion | How moving to Denmark strengthened my Jewish identity

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Growing up, one of my favorite books was “Number the Stars,” Lois Lowry’s middle-grade novel about Denmark’s effort to smuggle its Jewish citizens to...
Michelle Talsma Everson

Opinion | Celebrating the light of my first Chanukah

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By Michelle Talsma Everson A few weeks ago, a package arrived from my aunt. I opened it to find presents wrapped in light blue wrapping...
Israeli women from the Ethiopian Jewish community

Opinion | Sigd is a declaration that Israel sees Ethiopian Jews

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By Shula Mola I have rarely missed the annual Sigd event in Jerusalem. When I lived in Ethiopia, the annual holiday was a fixture of...
Alyssa Weiner

Opinion | There was an antisemitic incident on my campus, and it’s not OK

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By Alyssa Weiner Recently, the brothers of the Alpha-Pi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) at George Washington University found their fraternity house vandalized and...