Voices

Sorry, but Zoom Judaism just isn’t the real thing

By Rabbi Eli L. Garfinkel For more than a year now, synagogues around the world have managed to continue their activities during the COVID pandemic...

Why can’t the Maryland legislature pass a paid family and medical leave bill?

By Jo Shifrin Special to WJW When I discovered an 18-inch hole in my mother-in-law’s wall, I realized she could no longer live alone. A swarm...

My father’s lesson: Jews must value labor even when they become management

By Rabbi Rachel Timoner Earlier this year, when my father was in the last weeks of his life, he told us a story that none...

Can a village attorney claim ignorance of the law?

By Nathan Lewin A headline declares that “outrage erupt” over a proposal that a Chabad-sponsored menorah be displayed at the village center of Miami Shores,...

In 2021, a rabbi emerges from the cave

By Rabbi Charles Arian In Tractate Shabbat of the Babylonian Talmud, there appears the story of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and his son, Rabbi Elazar,...
Corals on the Tamar artificial coral reef

Why artificial reefs will benefit nature and peace

By Paul Driessen Special to WJW The husband-wife team of Ben Gurion University marine biologists Nadav Shashar and Jenny Tynyakov is on a mission. They’re spearheading...

What the Palestinian Authority elections don’t mean

By Solomon D. Stevens If they are not canceled again, elections will be held in the West Bank and Gaza for the first time in...

Coming to a more complex understanding of heroism during the Holocaust

By Saul Golubcow Special to WJW Our yearly commemoration of Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah places heavy emphasis on the Shoah, the slaughter of the Six Million, and...
Miyah Falk

Reckoning at the German International School

By Miyah Falk Special to WJW When my rabbi nominated me to be part of a peer-education program that connects Jewish and non-Jewish students across Greater...

Here’s a (Jewish) way to redirect your pandemic despair into purposeful living

Sponsored By Alan Kadish and Michael Shmidman This last year of pandemic living has not been easy. Over 500,000 Americans have died, including countless members of our...