Voices

Jonathan S. Tobin via JNS

Voices | The Problem When Revisionist History Becomes Official Dogma

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By Jonathan S. Tobin | JNS Angry mobs of activists are roaming American streets pulling down or defacing statues of historical figures. In some cases,...
Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum

Voices | Think Good and It Will Be Good

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By Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum This morning, I woke up, and I found myself in the same, seemingly hopeless situation that the world has become. Once...
Michelle Sarna

Voices | The Inequality We See Every Day Should Propel Us to Fight for...

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By Michelle Sarna | JTA Someone very close to me shared openly that “Black Lives Matter is an important cause. But I don’t think it...
Yitzhak Ilan

Voices | Sovereignty Isn’t Scary

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By Yitzhak Ilan Israel’s sovereignty initiative in the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria shouldn’t depend on the Palestinian, Arab or European response....
Hannah Lebovitz

Voices | Why the History of Neighborhood Segregation Matters Today

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By Hannah Lebovits | JTA While I had been enjoying two days without electronics in observance of Shavuot and Shabbat, cities across the country were...
Teenage girl (17 years) helping children in kayak (8-9 years). Main focus on camp counselor and little girl in front.

Camp is Canceled, But We Camp People Can Still Make This Summer Meaningful for...

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By Molly Wernick | JTA Jewish camp professionals don’t have much time to mourn the loss of the summers we’d planned. We must switch gears,...
Rabbi Miriam Cotzin Burg

Voices | Saving Lives, Saving Worlds

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By Rabbi Miriam Cotzin Burg I never knew what it meant to fulfill the mitzvah of saving a life until now. On April 20, my cousin,...
Jewish girls in 1909

Voices | Who We Were, Who We Are Now

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By Liz Spikol In the beginning of the 20th century, not too long after my maternal great-grandfather arrived in New York from Eastern Europe, the police...

Voices | A Seminary Experience, Disrupted

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By Stephanie Deichman It’s hard to believe Shavuot has already passed.  It feels like just a few days ago that I celebrated Purim in Jerusalem...

The Royal Reach: A Remembrance of Norman Lamm

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By Richard M. Joel There are those whose light continues to shine. This week, we mark the passing of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, president emeritus...