Voices

Camp forever

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When my mother dropped me off for the first time at Herzl Camp in Webster, Wis., I was 9 years old and 1,200 miles...

A health scare and a teaching moment

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By Rabbi Bruce Aft I’m a sports- and fitness-minded 66 year old and this was going to be the day I broke my record for...
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center is decorated for Chanukah.

Finding light amid the pandemic

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By Dava Schub Special to WJW Nine months into a global pandemic and somehow, during the darkest month of the year even under normal circumstances, we...
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem

A new challenge to Jordan’s status on the Temple Mount

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By Nadav Shragai Fifty-one years have passed since the establishment in Rabat, Morocco, of one of the most hostile organizations toward Israel ever. One of...

How we’re making a bright Chanukah for quarantined Israelis with disabilities

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By Elie Klein After months on end of being socially distanced from one another, the coronavirus pandemic has derailed our longstanding tradition of togetherness, chipping...

Why we need the screen-free Chanukah challenge this year

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By Corinne E. Yourman Special to WJW This fall, in the midst of a pandemic that has marked an uptick in our reliance on tech to...

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...