Voices

Paul Driessen and Nadav Shashar scuba dive

Opinion | Artificial reefs: For nature and peace

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...