Gila Jedwab: A New Song

  The world seems to be losing a precious commodity, unabashed truth-telling. A new CATO national survey finds that self-censorship is on the rise. Nearly 62% of Americans are afraid...

Jedwab: God Is the Word to My Heart

By Gila Jedwab, DMD There is one way to my heart. One word that presses pause and makes my head turn in slow motion and ask, “What did you just...

First Person: What Americans Don’t Understand About Annexation

By RABBI URI PILICHOWSKI MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents spending years developing plans for...

Yochanan Gordon: Teshuvah as a Song

  Music has always been an important part of my life. I grew up an avid Avraham Fried fan; the type that would sit for an hour straight and listen...

Yochanan Gordon: All The King’s Men

  Previously I wrote a column titled “The Mask in My Pocket” in which I laid out the importance of entering the days of awe as part of the congregation...

Jedwab: Our Chance to Be Different

By Gila Jedwab, DMD I am not a rabbi or a doctor. I have a dental degree and some thoughts. My goal in writing is to help find a way...

I Can’t Vote But You Can!

By Sima Shapiro Growing up in a family where my parents always emphasized the importance of voting in every election, I have always waited eagerly for the day when I...

Elisheva Liss: The Coexistence of Conflicting Emotions

  By Elisheva Liss When my oldest was two years old, he attended a half-day playgroup. One day, while walking him to “school” he told me that he was having “two...

Yochanan Gordon: A Lesson From 35,000 Feet

  My family had occasion this week to travel for the first time since COVID-19 set in. Actually, the last time that we were onboard an aircraft was the first...

Why My Congregation Is Praying in Person for the High Holidays

By Rabbi Yosie Levine NEW YORK (JTA) — On March 11, we decided to close The Jewish Center, the large Orthodox congregation in Manhattan where I serve as senior rabbi....
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