Voices

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We need to step up our charitable giving during the pandemic

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By Yvette Alt Miller It’s been decades since I ordered food at a McDonald’s. I’ve kept kosher since I was 18 and, outside of Israel,...
Donald Trump

Many Jews of color and diverse Jews are politically conservative — and...

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By Mijal Bitton After Joe Biden won the presidency, my liberal friends — mostly Ashkenazi Jews with deep roots in America — were aghast that...

Why is everything harder now than it was in March?

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By Betsy Stone Depending on how you count, we’re now in month eight of this endless trauma. I’ve been describing it as a bitter Napoleon...

Partisan actors are using Israel to divide Black and Jewish voters. Let’s not let...

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By Yehuda Kurtzer As a constituent and registered voter in New York’s 16th Congressional District in the Bronx, I worried when our primary election this...

On healing and whole stones

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By Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky Special to WJW There are so many layers to a transition of power. The rabbis teach us that the reason we...
Anti-Semitism dictionary definition

Anti-Semitism circa 1974 and in 2020

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By Alan Ronkin I was just a kid, only 7 or 8. I was walking home from school on a brisk fall day in my...

What I learned about teshuvah (and the internet) when I sat down with a...

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By Rabbi Avram Mlotek Before I met him, I saw Benjamin McDowell’s name in the news. Inspired by Dylann Roof, the notorious shooter responsible for...

Letters | Nov. 11, 2020

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Rhymes with wiretap I was so thrilled to see the article about Cliff Fishman in the Nov. 5 issue, lauding his literary talents (“Crime fighter...

I converted through Reform Judaism. Stop telling me I’m not a Jew.

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By Jessy Kuehne I’ll never forget the day I converted to Judaism. After years of studying, learning and teaching, I finally achieved the goal I’d...

Is there a way back from a broken political culture?

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By Jonathan S. Tobin Many Americans are anticipating a return to normalcy once the votes have been counted and the presidential election determined. For some,...