Jedwab: Refuat Hanefesh Before Refuat Haguf

  By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD A friend of mine who lives in Israel messaged me on Facebook. She said that she went to pray at the Kotel last week. She...

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...

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...

Jedwab: The Way In; The Way Out

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

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...
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