Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein

Opinion | Most Jews won’t set foot in a synagogue. That’s why rabbis need...

By Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein On March 13, nearly a year to the day after Temple Beth El of Charlotte, North Carolina, closed due to...
David Suissa

Opinion | How do you fight antisemitism? With Arab Israelis

By David Suissa We’ve reached a point where it’s impossible to separate Jew-hatred from Israel-hatred. If you single out and unfairly malign the world’s only...
Curtis Pontz

Opinion | Peace a dream until Palestinians accept Israel’s legitimacy

By Curtis Pontz Was Israel justifiably and justly created as the place to which the Jewish people were able to return in 1948 to reestablish...
Two children in paddleboats on a lake.

Opinion | The comeback begins

By Jeremy J. Fingerman I can’t believe we have finally arrived at this special time — the reopening of summer camps and the rebuilding of...
Dan Schnur

Opinion | What Bennett can learn from Biden, and vice versa

By Dan Schnur As Israelis take their first tentative and raucous steps into a post-Netanyahu era, the most frequently asked question is how long a...
Jessica Kirzane

Opinion | Here’s what Yiddish writers can teach us about Tulsa and beyond

By Jessica Kirzane My grandpa once told me a story about when my great-grandparents were on a steamship emigrating from Ukraine to Cuba in the...
Rabbi Avram Mlotek

Opinion | How a ‘wokestorm’ is misleading a generation about Israel

By Rabbi Avram Mlotek Just a few weeks ago, the streets of New York City were filled with thousands of people shouting “intifada” while also...
Sarah N. Stern

Opinion | Reflections, post-Gaza conflict

By Sarah N. Stern It is the period after another round of fighting between Gaza and the Israel Defense Forces. This is the fourth conflict...
Taryn Herlich

Opinion | Stop antisemitic gaslighting, online and everywhere else

By Taryn Herlich When we hear the term gaslighting, we often think of an abusive or unhealthy relationship. Typically the goal of the perpetrator is...
Douglas Altabef

Opinion | The 11th lost tribe

By Douglas Altabef The recently updated Pew Research Center survey of American Jewry is notable for its data showing dramatic growth in the number of...