Opinion

Many Nachshons in history

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By Rabbi Jennifer Weiner Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Beshalach, Exodus 13:17 - 17:16. Beshalach finds us standing at the proverbial shores of freedom....

Letters | Jan. 12, 2022

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The problem is bigger than debt Regarding “U.S. Jews need to talk more about student debt relief” (Opinion, Dec. 23): Why is it that one rarely,...

How does Archbishop Tutu stack up against Jewish values?

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By Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt The reaction to the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Dec. 26 reveals a blind spot in the tributes in the...

In support of the daily minyan

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By Saul Golubcow On Thursday evenings at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, I serve as the minyan captain. When my father passed away in...

Jan. 6 must become an American Tishah B’Av

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By Rabbi Sid Schwarz The wisdom that a biblical text can impart always resides between the words in the scroll and the life and times...

Elusive bipartisanship

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A year after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol in an attack that overwhelmed law enforcement, posed a threat to lawmakers debating the presidential...

The option of civil marriage

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Late last year, something happened in the United Arab Emirates that never happened before in that Gulf state, yet it attracted little attention: A...

Rome is always burning

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By Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Bo, Exodus 10:1 - 13:16. Since I first read Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “The Particulars of...

The line between ‘Jew-curious’ and antisemitic

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By Tami Sussman Alma via JTA My neighbor is obsessed with my Jewishness. Like, literally obsessed. When I happen to arrive home while he’s entertaining guests...

Letters | Jan. 5, 2022

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Taxes could pay for BBB The Dec. 30 WJW editorial “Build back different” alludes to two 600-pound gorillas. First, money and second, Republican strategy. The...