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...
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....