Voices

Is Jewish education Jewish?

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When I enrolled my first child in Jewish day school almost 20 years ago, I was enthralled with the prospect that he would be...

Will they return?

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Will they return? The organized Jewish community often asks this question about Jews in their 20s and 30s. And we are right to ask. Today’s...

New beginnings, important continuations

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Rosh Hashanah is always a great time for new beginnings. A new school year starts. We buy new fruits, new holiday clothes and invite...

What should Israel do about Europe?

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On Israel’s popular morning radio station, Reshet Bet, broadcaster Aryeh Golan recently interviewed Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin about the latest demands by the...

Find your moment

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The greatest casualty of my rabbinate has been my spiritual life on the High Holy Days. I have often joked with people that I became...

Racial profiling must end

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I grew up in Baltimore and attended Baltimore City public schools. When I was in elementary school, students were denied their full rights because...

‘Equal Justice Under the Law’

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In late June of 1989, Stephen Frederick Rosenfeld, a former United States Marine, went for a hike in the beautiful Judean Hills near where...

Fixing injustice could pay spiritual dividends

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It wasn’t easy leaving my wife and three young daughters to do miluim (reserve army duty) twice a year in my 30s and 40s....

The do-less Congress

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If Harry Truman thought he was dealing with a “Do Nothing Congress” in 1948, he’d think that one was actually hyperactive compared to the...

In peace talks, watch what Bibi does

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In Israel’s history, hawkish leaders have often ended up advocating tough concessions for the sake of peace. Think Menachem Begin at Camp David, Yitzhak...