Opinion

Places that connect us

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by Rabbi Aaron Miller New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward is a place with many religious people, but fewer pastors; countless houses of worship, but few...

Are synagogues passe?

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by Rabbi David Greenspoon Organized Jewish community faces an increasingly challenging landscape: Congregations are "graying" along with the Jewish community; affiliation rates are in a...

Pluralism in Hillel must extend to Israel

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by Lex Rofes and Simone Zimmerman JTA News and Features Throughout our four years in college, Hillel has been our home on campus. We have been...

Jews were saved – but not by FDR

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by Rafael Medoff Raoul Wallenberg's heroic rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Budapest (including future U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos and his wife-to-be Annette) has gained appropriate...

Hate no more

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by Susie Gelman Special to WJW Mark Carson worked as a manager at a gelato kiosk in Grand Central Station in New York City. According to...

The pleasures of reading

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by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor By the big red barn In the great green field, There was a pink pig Who was learning to squeal. Those are the opening lines...

Worn-out formulas

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Worn-out formulas Alan Elsner asks a pertinent question ("For peace, if not now, when?" WJW, May 16). Unfortunately, his answer takes no account of the...

When public prayer crosses the line

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It is a longstanding American custom to begin public meetings with a prayer. For some participants, the ritual serves as a reminder of the...

Leading when things go wrong

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Much of the current controversy surrounding the 15-year, $57 million fraud against the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is focused on the...

Medals are not given for being inconsistent

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by Barbara Goldberg Goldman and David Streeter As we so recently affirmed our liberty and reflect upon the journey of the Jewish people from slavery...