Voices

A land where people are mowed down by gunmen is not free

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By Abigail Leibowitz If Francis Scott Key were to rise from the dead and visit us, he would see the opposite of a “land of...

With Israel’s Democracy In Danger, We Must Not Silence Critics

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By Rabbi Michael Rose Knopf As a new far-right government takes power in Israel, a debate among Jewish Americans has erupted about what it means...

A year after Colleyville, let’s continue to prioritize Jewish security

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By Gil Preuss Jan. 15 marked one year since Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and three of his congregants were held hostage in their synagogue, Congregation Beth...

Virginia’s template in the fight against antisemitism

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By Eric Fusfield When Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) issued an executive order establishing a Commission to Combat Anti-Semitism on his first day in office...

Prayers for Damar Hamlin

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By Rabbi Charles Arian I had never heard the name Damar Hamlin until last Monday night when I noticed a lot of my Facebook friends...

What I see looking back at 2022

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To end the year, we asked community members to offer their thoughts as they look back at 2022. What stands out? What looked important...

What I see looking back at 2022

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To end the year, we asked community members to offer their thoughts as they look back at 2022. What stands out? What looked important...

Montgomery County confronts antisemitism

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Barbara Goldberg Goldman | Special to WJW No community is immune from hate crimes, not even Montgomery County, long-considered an enlightened bastion for embracing and...

Jews and Muslims must be there for each other

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By Margaret Johnson During an online discussion about the lobbying effort underway to encourage the Montgomery County Council to pass a resolution adopting the definition...

Kanye, in context

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By Rabbi Aaron Miller In the early years of my rabbinate, antisemitism rarely crossed my mind. I saw how antisemitism was rising in Europe, and...