Voices

How does Archbishop Tutu stack up against Jewish values?

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By Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt The reaction to the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Dec. 26 reveals a blind spot in the tributes in the...

In support of the daily minyan

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By Saul Golubcow On Thursday evenings at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, I serve as the minyan captain. When my father passed away in...

Jan. 6 must become an American Tishah B’Av

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By Rabbi Sid Schwarz The wisdom that a biblical text can impart always resides between the words in the scroll and the life and times...

The line between ‘Jew-curious’ and antisemitic

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By Tami Sussman Alma via JTA My neighbor is obsessed with my Jewishness. Like, literally obsessed. When I happen to arrive home while he’s entertaining guests...

AIPAC’s gamble

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By Shuki Friedman The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel lobby in Washington, recently announced that it would no longer confine itself to...

Much ado about Jewish Currents

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By Jonathan S. Tobin Pro-Israel liberals took particular pleasure last month in mocking the latest evidence that Jews on the far left know no limits...

We’re in a shmittah year. US Jews need to talk more about student debt...

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By Rabbi Emily Cohen When I finished rabbinical school in 2018, I entered the “real world” with $40,000 in student loans. I acted fast, prioritizing...

When will we become an exemplary society?

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By Doron Almog Every year at the beginning of December comes “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” (Dec. 3), an awareness day created by the...

Is Eric Zemmour really a French ‘shande’?

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By Gerard Leval In its Dec. 16 editorial “A French shande,” Washington Jewish Week launched a full-frontal attack on Eric Zemmour, a right-of-center journalist who...

My Jewish ancestors owned slaves. That’s why I’m a rabbi for racial justice.

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By Rabbi Barry H. Block In “The Social Justice Torah Commentary,” Rabbi Brian Stoller describes a turtle-shaped dinner bell that his great-grandmother used to summon...