Voices

Jessica Kirzane

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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....