Voices

A life preserver to Jews who hold fast to it

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By Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt If any one thing has united Jews throughout the ages, it is anti-Semitism. Yet in this era of increased polarization and...
Anti-Semitism dictionary definition

Anti-Semitism must be confronted, but silencing legitimate political criticism goes too far

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By Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel Special to WJW I am a passionate Zionist. I was once quoted in these pages saying exactly that, and my passion,...

When abundance breeds contempt

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By Ruthie Blum In a recent phone call, a friend complained about the pressure that the Israeli government, media and much of the public have...

The tattered flag on Wisconsin Avenue

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By Gerard Leval Special to WJW For years, those of us who live in the Georgetown-Burleith area of Washington and shop at the so-called “social Safeway”...

Strong diplomacy — including with Palestinians — is pro-Israel

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By Dylan Williams Special to WJW After four years of an administration that spurned diplomacy, damaged our alliances and strengthened our adversaries, President Joe Biden’s vocal...

How President Biden can find common ground on immigration

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By Barbara Goldberg Goldman Six hundred and eleven is a number that should be emblazoned in every parent’s mind. It is a number that represents...

Why being a rabbi led me to participate in the Novavax vaccine trial

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By Rabbi Uri Topolosky Special to WJW For two years in a row, our congregation has concluded Yom Kippur under the stars — this past year...
Theodor Herzl

Reading Herzl’s ‘The Jewish State,’ 125 years later

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By Saul Golubcow Special to WJW Feb. 14 marks 125 years since Theodor Herzl published “The Jewish State.” Herzl termed his piece a “pamphlet,” yet this...

A ‘Jewish space laser’ sounds funny. But Marjorie Taylor Greene’s anti-Semitism is no laughing...

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By Lior Zaltzman I’ve been watching the disturbing rise of conspiracy theorist and Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene with horror. Late last month, another baseless...

New president, new day for the American Jewish community

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By N. Aaron Troodler Special to WJW With our nation still reeling from the insurrection in our nation’s capital, struggling to move past the divisiveness that...