Voices

Mendel Horowitz

Opinion | Our German-made Passover seder plates

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By Mendel Horowitz Storytelling is a central feature of the Passover holiday. The imperative for Jews to retell our history ensures that our children will...
inclusion

Student opinion: What it means to advocate for inclusion

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By Sarah Javaherforoush Recently I attended an inclusion training program hosted by Yachad, an international organization for Jewish people with disabilities. We discussed what the...
Julia Bailey

Opinion | How a notary came to gift books to children

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By Julia Bailey I applied to be a notary about seven years ago, when I returned to Baltimore. I lived here when I was attending...
Dr. Itzhak Brook

Opinion | Can we safely have in-person seders?

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By Dr. Itzhak Brook Passover creates challenges for those who are looking forward to celebrating the seder in person with friends and family. The availability...
Jillian Axelrod

Opinion | I can’t fast for Jewish holidays without being reminded of diet culture

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By Jillian Axelrod At 10 years old, I decided it was time for me to start fasting on Yom Kippur. While most people don’t start...
Eli Bass

Opinion | How we support educators through communities of practice

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By Eli Bass It has become cliche to say this is a year like no other, but for educators and school staff, this year continues...
Eyal Zisser

Opinion | A light, and vaccines, unto the nations

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By Eyal Zisser The Arab press has highlighted two stories about Israel and the fight against the coronavirus. One was about the vaccines Israel reportedly...
Jon S. Cardin

Opinion | Let us sleep without fear

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By Del. Jon S. Cardin My wife and I go to sleep every night without the fear of being woken up by the sound of...
Rabbi Fabian Werbin

Parshat Tetzaveh: The rule of the 99

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Rabbi Fabian Werbin Among the kohen’s garments, there is one that always caught my attention: the choshen, or priestly breastplate. On it were attached...
Rabbi Yosie Levine

Opinion | Our morals should compel us to take the COVID-19 vaccine

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By Rabbi Yosie Levine A poll released recently by Monmouth University showed that 24% of Americans likely will never get the COVID-19 vaccine if they can...