Opinion

Letters to the editor | Sept. 15, 2021

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Put the ‘Mar’ back into ‘Cheshvan’ Such a surprise to see published in a popular, often entertaining Jewish newspaper as WJW such a technical rabbinic...

Must a U.S. consulate be in Jerusalem?

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Historically, the Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem was a U.S. diplomatic mission that provided consular services to Palestinian residents in Jerusalem,...

Nachman Shai is listening

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In a recent JTA opinion piece under the headline “Has Israel let you down? Talk about it,” Nachman Shai, Israel’s new Minister for Diaspora...

We have our work cut out for us

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By Rabbi Bruce Aft This week’s Torah reading is Vayelech, Deuteronomy 31:1-30. Moses said, “I am 120 years old this day and I can no more...

How not to ask for time off on the Jewish holidays

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By Eli Gottlieb “Hey Allies: Please don’t schedule meetings or events on the Jewish holidays!” So says a meme that has circulated widely in recent...

High Holy Day Humility

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By Rabbi Charles Arian Yesterday afternoon I spent some time online watching webcams in Louisiana as Hurricane Ida struck on the 16th anniversary to the...

Voice of hate at State

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“Jesus Christ came to save the whole world from the Jews — the founders of the original Anti-Christ religion, they who are the seed...

The challenge of a parole decision

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Fifty-three years ago, in June 1968, 24-year-old Sirhan Sirhan rocked America when he shot and killed Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.), then the leading...

The covenant is for everyone

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By Rabbi Lizz Goldstein This week’s Torah portion is Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20. I  was blessed to officiate over a baby naming. Like the other two baby...

Here’s what I’m doing to keep Israel safe

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By Jacob Basser Graduating college is an exciting time for any young adult. There are so many options available and different routes to take as...