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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...
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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...
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...
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Parents face impossible choices during the pandemic. We shouldn’t face school shaming, too.

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By Melissa Henriquez HIGHLAND VILLAGE, Texas — I’m dubbing “school shaming” the new Mommy War of 2020. If you’re a parent of school-aged children and...

As first responders, Jewish educators need and deserve more support

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By Rabbi Gordon Fuller  During the last five months, we have celebrated first responders. But there is one group of first responders we have overlooked. Our...

Shame on Nancy Pelosi for endorsing Ilhan Omar

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By Farley Weiss On March 7, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Resolution 183 condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution, which passed 407-23, was initiated in response...

4 lessons we can learn from civil rights hero John Lewis

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By Mark Pelavin ST. MICHAELS, Md. — The day is one of my most vivid and treasured memories. I was associate director of the Religious...
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Israeli sovereignty and its unlikely benefactors

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By Alex Joffe With regard to the possible application of Israeli sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, certain long-term aspects are clear. It would...