Voices

Donald Trump

Voices | American Jewry’s faithful hour

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By Caroline Glick | JNS Almost all the polls say that U.S. President Donald Trump is heading toward defeat next month at the hands of...
Joe Biden

Voices | An easy choice for Jewish voters

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By Barbara Goldberg Goldman The past four years, especially the past eight months, have been devastating. COVID’s impact is too much for too many to...
Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers

Opinion | Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Reflections two years later

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By Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers As long as we live we will never forget the lives of those we lost in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting...
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Voices | Time to write the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism into law

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By Rhoda Smolow | JNS In May 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance gifted the world an opportunity to abandon subjective decisions of what does...
Hannah, Marissa and Ellie Berlin

Parshat Bereshit: 3 d’var Torahs from the Berlin sisters

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Into the unknown By Marissa Berlin   In Bereshit, G-d created everything with order. The first day, G-d created light and dark. The second day, G-d created...

Voices | COVID-19 imperils local Jewish media

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By Pesach Benson | JTA The Baltimore Jewish Times newsroom was always quietest on Wednesdays. Given the unyielding Tuesday editorial deadlines, Wednesday was the best...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Ripped signs warning against the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic posted on a wall in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn on October 07, 2020 in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered schools and non-essential business closed in nine Brooklyn and Queens zip codes where there has been a rise in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Voices | My community has to take COVID-19 more seriously

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By Blimi Marcus | JTA This morning I am sitting at work in numb silence. What is happening in my Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park...
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The American Jewish story needs to include non-Ashkenazi Jews

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By Layla Rudy | JTA When I was in first grade, during my first few weeks of yeshiva in New Jersey, my teacher asked the...
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How my family sits at the intersection of Israel’s COVID-19 crisis

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By Marcy Oster | JTA I have five children, in very different stages of life, scattered across our home country of Israel. From young married...
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Voices | Policing how Jews mourn never ends well

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By Rabbi Lisa Silverstein | JTA When I was in rabbinical school, we were taught some pretty solid information about death and burial. It was...