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Powerful Jewish women face vicious tropes — they’re being used against Biden’s VP choice,...

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By Meredith Jacobs Regardless of who Joe Biden names as his running mate, we know what she’ll face. In the last few weeks, there have...

Climbing the Blessing Mountain

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By Saul Golubcow Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17. “Behold,” Moses opens Parshat Re’eh, “Today I set before you a...
Tlaib Sanders

Israel may not top progressive agendas now, but tensions with the pro-Israel community will...

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By Ron Kampeas The Israel issue isn’t necessarily toward the top of the progressive to-do lists at the moment, but that doesn’t mean elements of...

Letters | Aug. 12, 2020

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Start capitalizing already Surely WJW will join newspapers around the country, among other media, and capitalize the word “Black” when writing about people of color,...

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, z’l

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It is a rare accomplishment for a rabbi to have his name attached to the word “Talmud,” the corpus of Jewish law and lore...

Answering the voice that says we deserve what has happened

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By Rabbi Neil Tow Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Ekev, Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25. For natural disasters, there is always a voice that proclaims...
The Good Place

Confused about Judaism’s view on the afterlife? Start by watching ‘The Good Place.’

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By Penina Beede The afterlife is not a major point of discussion in Jewish thought. Religious Jewish texts focus on the life one leads in...

The coronavirus is endangering the world’s hidden Jewish communities

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By Jan Lee If there is any lesson to take from the coronavirus these days, it’s that pandemics don’t discriminate. Some of the largest and...

If you are not Zionist or Orthodox, are Beinart and Rogen the ‘woke’ handwriting...

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By Eric R. Mandel Much has been written about Peter Beinart’s recent article “I No Longer Believe in a Jewish State” and Seth Rogen’s simplistic...

DNC affirms support for Israel

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There were many items up for consideration when the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee held a virtual meeting last week to consider changes to...