Voices

Voices | COVID-19 imperils local Jewish media

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By Pesach Benson | JTA The Baltimore Jewish Times newsroom was always quietest on Wednesdays. Given the unyielding Tuesday editorial deadlines, Wednesday was the best...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Ripped signs warning against the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic posted on a wall in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn on October 07, 2020 in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered schools and non-essential business closed in nine Brooklyn and Queens zip codes where there has been a rise in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Voices | My community has to take COVID-19 more seriously

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By Blimi Marcus | JTA This morning I am sitting at work in numb silence. What is happening in my Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park...
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The American Jewish story needs to include non-Ashkenazi Jews

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By Layla Rudy | JTA When I was in first grade, during my first few weeks of yeshiva in New Jersey, my teacher asked the...
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How my family sits at the intersection of Israel’s COVID-19 crisis

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By Marcy Oster | JTA I have five children, in very different stages of life, scattered across our home country of Israel. From young married...
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Voices | Policing how Jews mourn never ends well

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By Rabbi Lisa Silverstein | JTA When I was in rabbinical school, we were taught some pretty solid information about death and burial. It was...

Voices | After the Confederate statues, are Washington and Jefferson next? By Clifford S....

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By Clifford S. Fishman The Second Commandment forbids us to “make … a sculptured image, or any likeness of what is in the heavens above,...
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Voices | Washington celebrates deal, but must prepare for challenges

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By Cliff Smith | JNS The agreements signed last month by the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain with Israel, called the “Abraham...
Judy Fruchter Minkove is a writer and editor for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is working on a memoir about her daughter.

Voices | Cloudy, with a chance of recurrence

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By Judy F. Minkove It’s 6:35 on an overcast, September morning. I’m sitting at my desk, trying to proceed with a memoir I’ve been working...
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Voices | RBG tribute: What Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught us about friendship and unity

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There’s plenty to love about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the trailblazing liberal justice who passed away on Sept. 18 at the age of 87. Many of...

Voices | ‘Who by fire?’ isn’t just a metaphor this year

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By Rabbi Jennie Rosenn | JTA As the founder of a new organization building a Jewish movement to confront the climate crisis, the lead-up to...