Opinion

Powell, Israel and the pro-Israel community

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In Colin Powell, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir found the only senior national security official who was sympathetic to Israel’s reluctance to hold fire in...

Remembering Colin Powell

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By Dov S. Zakheim I met Colin Powell, who died on Monday at age 84, when he succeeded Maj. Gen. Carl Smith as Secretary of...

The day Abraham and God passed their test

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By Rabbi David L. Abramson Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Vaera, Genesis 18:1-22:24. One biblical story that has yielded a tremendous variety of interpretations...

Letters | Oct. 20, 2021

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The story of Howard County Regarding “The anthropological and archival art of curating with Karen Falk” (Last Word, Oct. 14): Thank you for the article about...

A Human Rights Council redux

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In 2018, the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (“HRC”) because, as then- UN ambassador Nikki Haley put it, “our...

What is cholent?

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About 10 million people tune in to “Jeopardy!” every week. The game show has a reputation for being brainy, but comfortably mainstream. But last...

Truths of connection and struggle

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By Rabbi Amy Schwartzman Are you conflicted about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? You are not alone. Most American Jews who bring both a deep commitment to our...

Who was the first Jew?

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By Rabbi Dr. Sanford H. Shudnow Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27. In college, with the exuberance of youth, I accepted...

Letters | Oct. 13, 2021

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Can Kamala Harris be resurrected? How could such a deceiving headline have been produced for the Ron Kampeas report of Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit...

An open letter to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

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By Dr. Brandy Shufutinsky and David Bernstein Also be sure to check out "A response from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School." We are writing out...