a measuring tape wrapped around different fruit

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

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

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

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...

Opinion | We were a Compton’s Encyclopedia Jewish family

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

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...

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

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

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

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?

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...