Voices

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...

A partial goodbye

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“Avoid eye contact”, my friend said as he met me at JFK and heaved my tattered suitcase into the trunk of his blue Pontiac....

The Helen Thomas cover-up

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Obituaries for Helen Thomas, 92, the first woman to work as White House bureau chief for a news service and first female officer of...

… has a Jewish problem

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  NEW YORK — The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has a Jewish problem. In a painful affront to the Jewish community, it...

Poland: Wants good Jewish relations …

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  SAN FRANCISCO — For the past decade, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture and I myself, as Poland's honorary consul in the...