Opinion

You have no idea what can come from a little gratitude

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By Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Va’etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11. Our Torah portion this week contains an admonition: “Take careful...

I helped organize the rally against antisemitism. It wasn’t perfect, but it was necessary.

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By Elisha Wiesel When Nazi tanks surrounded Warsaw, my father related in a rare moment of frustration, the Jews were in shul arguing over who...

Enough with the ‘ex-Orthodox’ drama. Those who leave can learn to separate dysfunction from...

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By Allison Josephs Last month, Pixar released “Luca,” the animated tale of a sea monster who becomes a boy on dry land. The protagonist must...

Letters | July 21, 2021

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Is critical race theory good for the Jews? I agree with Henry Abramson that legislation to “impose restrictions on the teaching of history” is misguided...

Shrink the conflict

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Let’s be clear: Israel is not an apartheid state. And Israel is not committing genocide on the Palestinians. Nonetheless, a recent survey commissioned by...

Vaccines save lives.

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We have come a very long way in the 17 months since COVID took over our lives. We have moved from fear, confusion, isolation,...

Moses’ farewell rebuke

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By Rabbi Lizz Goldstein Special to WJW This week’s Torah portion is Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22. We are blessed to have summer camps open again, blessed for the...

Banning critical race theory will gut the teaching of Jewish history

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By Henry Abramson Anyone teaching the past by skipping over the unpleasant parts isn’t teaching history. They are engaged in propaganda. Jewish tradition understands this: Refusing...

Redefining contemporary hate

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By Steven Windmueller We are in a new era of antisemitism. Multiple expressions of hate have converged to create a different and more dangerous scenario....

The left needs to face the complicated facts about Israel

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By Michal Cohen There is a phenomenon on the left to simplify the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to view it through an American lens. Israel’s very existence...