Larry Gordon: Protest Politics

  Back in 1968, I was in camp in Ferndale, New York. I had one of those small transistor radios that allowed me to listen to a local news broadcast,...

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....

Dr. Gila Jedwab: Fighting the Fog

    Last night I finally understood why I’ve been feeling so confused, dizzy, and disoriented. The word came to me, a psychological term that captures this ambiguous, knot-in-the-gut feeling perfectly. It’s...

Happy Anniversary

By Malkie Hirsch I forget the date of our anniversary every year. This isn’t something new. Moshe and I got married on August 22, and my sister Dini had gotten...

Nathan Lewin: Judge Amy Barrett Will Defend Religious Liberty for All

(JTA) — President Trump seeks to replace Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a devout Catholic from Indiana. Some might worry that this would diminish the Court’s...

The Day I Met Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Esther M. Schonfeld, Esq. “To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that’s what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but...

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...

Dershowitz: Apply Same COVID-19 Standards for All — and Choose Life

(JTA) — I grew up in the Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn. At my Orthodox Jewish day school, I studied the Torah and Jewish law. Our rabbis, many of whom...

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...

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...
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Out Of Many, One

By Yochanan Gordon “E Pluribus Unum” is a Latin phrase that appears on the dollar bill, which means out of many, one. Yom Kippur, which is...

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Their objective is to undermine the success of yeshiva education and bring it down a few notches—that is, until it reaches the failed levels...

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