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a measuring tape wrapped around different fruit

Opinion | Take it from a fat rabbi: Nobody needs your dieting advice

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By Rabbi Minna Bromberg Do you want to know one small but powerful way we could make Jewish life more inclusive? Stop telling fat people about...
anti-semitism in the dictionary

Jewish Americans deserve hate crime protection too

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By Dov S. Zakheim On Thursday, May 20, President Joe Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which had been passed overwhelmingly by both houses...
Dr. Janet S. Sunness

Opinion | The religious symbolism of the cicadas

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By Dr. Janet S. Sunness We have entered the season of cicadas. When we had the last outbreak, in 2004, I asked myself what the...
encyclopedia

Opinion | We were a Compton’s Encyclopedia Jewish family

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By Karen Galatz Jews are often called the People of the Book, a reference to our reverence for sacred writings, but in my nonobservant childhood...
Rev. Irvin (Isaac Leib) Stern

Opinion | My zadie, Holocaust survivor and master shochet

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By Jeremy Diamond Rev. Irvin (Isaac Leib) Stern was born on March 3, 1927. He was the oldest child to Chantza and Yisroel Dov Stern....
Leah Solomon

Opinion | Now is exactly the right time to talk about building a better...

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By Leah Solomon For the sake of Zion I will not be silent, for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still. – Isaiah 62:1 As...
Clifford D. May

Opinion | Human Rights Watch has now gone beyond antisemitism

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By Clifford D. May Antisemitism may be the world’s oldest hatred but it’s still a long way from death’s door. What I find particularly distressing,...
worker rally

Opinion | My father’s lesson: Jews must value labor even when they become management

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By Rabbi Rachel Timoner Earlier this year, when my father was in the last weeks of his life, he told us a story that none...
Ruthie Blum

Opinion | Mount Meron and Israel’s paradoxical nature

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By Ruthie Blum On Saturday night, as Tel Aviv’s City Hall lit up with the image of the Israeli flag to commemorate the dozens killed...
Gary Rosenblatt

Opinion | What will it take for me to go back to synagogue?

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By Gary Rosenblatt When I was very young, what motivated me to go to shul on Shabbat morning was the fire station two houses away...