Voices

Cliff Fishman

Gratitude for healing and wonders

By Clifford Fishman Special to WJW I  had my second COVID shot this morning. After the woman who would administer the shot wiped my arm and...

Asian Americans like me have to start talking openly about our trauma

By Jenny Wong As Berkeley, Calif.’s elected city auditor, I project an image of professionalism, competence and the confidence that comes with decades of experience...

Ignore Jonathan Pollard’s terrible advice

By Jonathan S. Tobin It was probably inevitable that we hadn’t heard the last of Jonathan Pollard. When the convicted spy landed in Israel last...

My Bagel Addiction

By Karen Galatz Sitting out the pandemic, I’ve developed a serious addiction. It’s surprising it’s taken so long. After all, I’m a native New Yorker, the...

Maryland’s nonpublic schools need nurses, too

By Yehuda Neuberger, Jerry Wolasky, Karen Paiken Barall, Aryeh Gross, Yanky Statman, Sam Melamed and Edwin Zaghi It’s the middle of a busy day when...

Raising Asian Jewish kids in the US has never been scarier

By Melody Muhlrad Last Tuesday, eight people were killed — including six women of Asian descent — at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area....

This rabbi has seen the future, and it sounds like Clubhouse

By Rabbi Wendy Pein “A  Chabad rabbi and Reform rabbi walk into a club” sounds like the beginning of an old, tired Jewish joke. Yet...

We can and must fight voter suppression

By Michael Gelman The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. Yet in 2021, we have a fundamental disagreement about whether democracy is good...
A man walks in Midwood, home to a large Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, Sept. 27, 2020.

Our Orthodox communities got COVID-19 early. We led a study to turn tragedy into...

By Avi Rosenberg, Jonathan Silverberg, Jason Zimmerman and Israel Zyskind In May, as America reeled from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of...

As we return to ‘normal,’ here’s how we can ensure those with disabilities aren’t...

By Michelle Steinhart Masks, quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing — these have become part of our everyday life. So has loneliness, misunderstanding, frustration and irritation. While...