Letters To The Editor: Enough Is Enough

Dear Editor, “And whoever saves a life of Israel, it is considered as if he saved the world” (Mishnah Torah). As the author and photographer of the book "Ten Times Chai:...

Is Antisemitism Dependent on Intention?

By DAVID SCHRAUB BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) — Rep. Tom Emmer, chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, recently sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the Republican Party that accused a trio...

Your Opinion Please, Part 2

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Planning a party? Some party planners can help. They organize the unorganized, keep track of all the details, and deal with all the vendors–or whichever vendors...

He Is Your Nazi — Take Him Back

“He is your Nazi—Take him back!” 150 Rambam students shouted that on Yom Hashoah in front of the German Consulate to the UN on First Avenue in Manhattan. The purpose...

Your Opinion Please, Continued

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Sometimes all the best intentions and advice do not work. We can learn from other people’s experiences. But watching how a situation tends to develop and...

Rabbi Meir Kahane and Israel’s Far Right, Explained

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered a partnership between the extreme right-wing party Jewish Power, or Otzma Yehudit, and the more moderate right-wing Jewish Home, the...

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  By Shalom Pollack As I entered the club where I work out, I was greeted by Shalom, a member of the kibbutz that owns the facility. He asked what the meaning...

Eurovision Competition Shows How Israel Has Failed Religious Jews

By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY JERUSALEM (JTA) — A beloved group of Israeli musicians, the Shalva Band, recently made the tough decision to give up a musical chance of a lifetime rather than...

From Pittsburgh to Poway and Beyond

By Yochanan Gordon The Torah mandates that the Pesach holiday be observed in the spring season as the verse states: “Shamor es chodesh ha’aviv ki bo yatzasa mi’Mitzrayim.” Pesach has...

The Value of Having Seder at Home

By Rabbi Berel Wein One of the more amazing things about the holiday of Pesach is that even though it is over 3,700 years old, it is relevant and current...
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