Voices

My mom is Japanese and my dad is Jewish. Their love is not a...

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By Hanah Bloom I’m the daughter of a white, Jewish-American dad and a Japanese immigrant mom, and I grew up in Alabama. As you can guess,...

There’s a hunger crisis in America. Jews must push our leaders to act.

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By Abby J. Leibman Last week, families around the country celebrated Thanksgiving amid a new and devastating reality. Eight months into the pandemic, we are...

The Supreme Court’s repeal of synagogue restrictions won’t change anything for Orthodox congregations like...

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By Rabbi Yosie Levine As the rabbi of a synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I have been keeping a close eye on...

As a Holocaust scholar and child of survivors, I’m horrified that a bigot may...

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By Eva Fogelman The opposition is mounting to the prospect of Effi Eitam, a former far-right Israeli politician and general, becoming chair of Israel’s national...
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We need to step up our charitable giving during the pandemic

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By Yvette Alt Miller It’s been decades since I ordered food at a McDonald’s. I’ve kept kosher since I was 18 and, outside of Israel,...
Donald Trump

Many Jews of color and diverse Jews are politically conservative — and...

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By Mijal Bitton After Joe Biden won the presidency, my liberal friends — mostly Ashkenazi Jews with deep roots in America — were aghast that...

Why is everything harder now than it was in March?

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By Betsy Stone Depending on how you count, we’re now in month eight of this endless trauma. I’ve been describing it as a bitter Napoleon...

Partisan actors are using Israel to divide Black and Jewish voters. Let’s not let...

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By Yehuda Kurtzer As a constituent and registered voter in New York’s 16th Congressional District in the Bronx, I worried when our primary election this...

On healing and whole stones

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By Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky Special to WJW There are so many layers to a transition of power. The rabbis teach us that the reason we...
Anti-Semitism dictionary definition

Anti-Semitism circa 1974 and in 2020

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By Alan Ronkin I was just a kid, only 7 or 8. I was walking home from school on a brisk fall day in my...