Voices

In Kotel conflict, recall ancient etrog riot

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JERUSALEM — The scene is familiar to us all. Women of the Wall come to the Kotel to worship in the shadow of the...

Synagogues talk too much about money

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The problem isn’t that synagogues have too little money and declining memberships. The problem is that they spend more than they can afford. The...

Keeping our eye on the ball: Iran

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The Middle East, with all its hot spots of political unrest, civil war and terrorism, offers many reasons for American policy makers to pass...

Equal in faith: fasting for gender justice

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Yom Kippur Reading:  Isaiah 58:4-9 Surely this is the fast I choose: To break open the shackles of wickedness, to undo the bonds of injustice,...

J Street’s time to lead

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Later this month, I will attend my third annual J Street Conference here in Washington. I’m going back because J Street is exactly what...

A message of women’s empowerment

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NEW YORK — Each year when I sit in synagogue during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I’m struck by the complex stories we read...

A century later, Frank tragedy still resonates

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NEW YORK — On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the trial of Leo Frank in Atlanta, let’s begin by stating for the...

Jewish education: Reconfiguring the model

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I’d like to commend Manette Mayberg for her op-ed piece on the state of Jewish Education (“Is Jewish education Jewish? WJW,  Aug. 29). Not...

King helped cause a Jewish spiritual rebirth

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For the Jewish community, the iconic image of our relationship to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the photograph of Dr. King marching from...

Iran with nukes remains the great danger

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Beach clothes from Labor Day weekend are washed and put away, we’ve eaten the Rosh Hashanah brisket and honey cake, and school buses are...