Voices

More than just knaidel

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by Rabbi Eric Linder Knaidel .... K-N-A-I-D-E-L ... Knaidel. With that utterance, Arvind Mahankali won the 86th National Scripps Spelling Bee. Arvind is a 13-year old...

Navigating health-care policy

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by William Daroff Sandy Teplitzky is a lawyer in Baltimore who represents health-care providers every day. Last week, his Jewish activism took him to Washington,...

Remembering Frank Lautenberg

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by Senator Ben Cardin Frank Lautenberg, the senior U.S. senator from New Jersey, was a friend and colleague. He was an outstanding senator, a patriot...

Women of the Wall – a different perspective

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by Chana Keleman As a religious woman, I am struck by some glaring inconsistencies in the Women of the Wall's cause and, because they have...

Ill-advised list

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by Daniel Pipes At this moment of sequester and belt-tightening, the U.S. government has delivered a reading list on Islam. The National Endowment for the Humanities...

Places that connect us

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by Rabbi Aaron Miller New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward is a place with many religious people, but fewer pastors; countless houses of worship, but few...

Are synagogues passe?

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by Rabbi David Greenspoon Organized Jewish community faces an increasingly challenging landscape: Congregations are "graying" along with the Jewish community; affiliation rates are in a...

Pluralism in Hillel must extend to Israel

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by Lex Rofes and Simone Zimmerman JTA News and Features Throughout our four years in college, Hillel has been our home on campus. We have been...

Jews were saved – but not by FDR

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by Rafael Medoff Raoul Wallenberg's heroic rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Budapest (including future U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos and his wife-to-be Annette) has gained appropriate...

Hate no more

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by Susie Gelman Special to WJW Mark Carson worked as a manager at a gelato kiosk in Grand Central Station in New York City. According to...