Ron Jager: Afraid to Defy the Mob

  The atmosphere on the streets of the U.S., on the public airwaves, on social media, and in the papers prohibits any criticism whatsoever or any language that does not...

Jedwab: Trusting God to Run His World

By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD When the meraglim (spies) returned, they reported death and doomsday back to Moshe and Aaron. Ten of the most respected men, princes of each tribe,...

Partnering With Hashem to Reinvent Ourselves During Coronavirus

By Toby Klein Greenwald I was inspired to write this by a friend and colleague of mine, Raquella Raiz, who wrote on her own page what had changed for her...

Halachic Musings: Is the Pandemic Over?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we go back to shul now?” “Do we really need that mask and “Safer Torah Shield?” “Is it still safek pikuach nefesh?” These questions and more are being...

Other Side of the Bench: Our Rights, Rewritten

By David Seidemann I was born in Columbus, Ohio. So were five of my siblings. My parents lived there for almost 42 years. Some of the fondest memories of my entire...

Jedwab: The Million-Dollar Question

By Dr. Gila Jedwab I had a conversation with a friend this week. We talked about why I have been so worried about G-d’s feelings during this crisis. He asked...

The Way Out

By Dr. Gila Jedwab The Way In With all the upheaval in the world, I doubt I  need to point out that the world is in total chaos. The unemployment rate,...

Other Side of the Bench: Knee-Jerk Reactions

  In the summer of 1973, after I graduated from the local Hebrew day school in Columbus, Ohio, my mother thought it would be a good idea for me to...

Miller: Reopen Legislature to Give New Yorkers A Voice

By Melissa “Missy” Miller As time passes, it has become frighteningly apparent that our governor is out of control. Or should I say in total control — of all of...

Opinion: Right Now, Overnight Camps Are a Bad Idea

DENVER (JTA) — In the summer of 1999, we slept head to head in top bunks at Camp Ramah in Canada. We also shared a viral upper respiratory illness...
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New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Holocaust Education

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – New Hampshire will mandate Holocaust and genocide prevention education under a bill passed overwhelmingly by its House of Representatives. If Gov....

French Court: Painting Looted During Holocaust Belongs to Jewish Collector

JNS.org – A French appeals court ruled against an American couple that sought to get back the 1887 painting called La Cueillette des Pois (“Picking...

13 Jewish Facts About ‘Hamilton’ Just in Time for Its Streaming Premiere

This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY ARIELLE KAPLAN In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash “Hamilton“ will be available to stream from the comfort of your...

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