Opinion

When Elie Wiesel Came to My Summer Camp, and What He Taught Me About...

By Rabbi Diane Elliot It was August 1966, the summer before my senior year of high school, and I was attending a Reform movement summer...

A Battle Between the Brain and the Heart

By Wayne Pines While on a recent vacation in Florida, I visited a local synagogue and bought a cap with a Jewish star that said...

Does God Get Inside Your Head?

By Bill Dauster   This week’s Torah portion is Yitro: Exodus 18:1–20:23 Does God follow our thoughts? In this week’s Torah reading, among the Ten Commandments, God commands...

ICJ Chooses the Middle Course

On Jan. 26, the International Court of Justice in The Hague issued an interim ruling in the case brought by South Africa, which charges...

Qatar in the Crosshairs

Qatar is a country on the Persian Gulf that shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia. Qatar is home to around 2.7 million...

Open Letter to Rank-and-File Hamas Fighter

By Robert Nash To the Hamas fighter: Oct. 7, 2023, was a big day for you. You broke through the border fence between Gaza and Israel,...

Genocide Allegations Against Israel Endanger Jews Everywhere

By Rabbi Warren Goldstein The South African government’s application to the International Court of Justice on grotesquely false allegations of genocide against Israel needs to...

Sept. 11 Lessons for a Post-Oct. 7 America

By Michael Masters and Ken Corey People often divide their lives into before and after significant events. As Americans, no date in modern times more...

America’s Failure To Stop Khomeini’s Takeover of Iran in 1979

By Erfan Fard Throughout the 1,400-year history of Islamic caliphates, a recurring theme has been the pursuit of power and wealth; often at the expense...

The Chutzpah of Ann Arbor’s School Board

There are nearly 14,000 public school districts in the United States, each of which has a school board. With an average of five to...