Opinion

Our attitude should be one of gratitude

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Rabbi Jennifer Weiner | Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Bechukotai, Leviticus 26:3-27:34. There is a legend about a king who processed a perfect...

Letters | May 25, 2022

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Lipstadt is missing antisemitism Kudos to staff writer Alex Krutchik for “Professor Lipstadt gives tutorial on her first day as antisemitism envoy” (May 19). Since Deborah...

Overturning Roe would infringe on the religious freedom of Orthodox Jews

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Dov Linzer and Sara Hurwitz As Orthodox rabbis, we are devastated by the news that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade....

Torah prioritizes the mother’s life and health

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Rabbi Susan Grossman | Special to WJW Years ago, something went wrong late in a friend’s much-wanted pregnancy. If the fetus continued to grow, it...

Jewish tradition ‘permits’ abortion. If you believe in bodily autonomy, that’s not enough.

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Michal Raucher Last week, Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz responded to the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, “A woman’s...

We must speak out to overcome the antisemitism in our backyard

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Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz We all know that antisemitism is on the rise in this country, and the politicians in Arizona are among the worst offenders...

The Squad unveiled

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It is not unusual for bystanders to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to make pronouncements that are more focused on “scoring points” than on bringing Israelis...

New partners in NATO

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For decades, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) seemed like a relic of the Cold War era. Created in 1949 by the United States,...

‘Verbal mistreatment is a greater sin than monetary fraud’

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Rabbi Jeremy Markiz | Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Behar, Leviticus 25:1-26:2. There are few things more important in life than how we...

Where do Jews fit into critical race theory?

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Fred L. Pincus | Special to WJW In the midst of the continuing national controversy, Jews have debated whether or not critical race theory is...