Opinion

A Jewish vigil in support of Black Lives Matter in New York City.

I’ve been a rabbi fighting racial injustice for decades. But I have not done...

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By Rabbi Sid Schwarz Like many other Jews, I have lobbied my elected representatives on the issues of Holocaust awareness, fighting anti-Semitism and liberating Soviet...
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Minorities can have privilege, too. Here’s how we can be better allies ...

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By Seo Yoon Yang CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — As a Korean-American teenage immigrant living in a predominantly white city and attending a school with a predominantly...
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Biden’s challenge

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Rep. Eliot Engel’s loss last week in a New York Democratic primary after 31 years in office is perhaps the most visible sign of...

Summer camp closures

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which was particularly brutal in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibited overnight camps from opening this summer. The theory...

Letters | July 1, 2020

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Annexation blues Regarding “What does annexation mean for American Jews?” (June 25): Without even waiting for the final specifics of the plan , you’ve got...

Bridging Generations During Social Isolation

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  By Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Hedy Peyser, MSW and Andy Siegel, MHA We are living through a pandemic of biblical proportions. It is causing a secondary...

What leaders and protesters owe each other

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By Rabbi Daniel Plotkin Special to WJW This week’s Torah reading is Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32. In the Torah portion Korach, we see an Israelite community in great...
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How I learned to love myself as a black Jew

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By Aviva Davis As a child, I always knew I was black, but I didn’t know what that meant for me as an individual. I...

This state senator is busier than ever

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By Cheryl C. Kagan I’m often asked how I’m spending my free time since the Maryland state Senate adjourned early for the first time since...

The problem when revisionist history becomes official dogma

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By Jonathan S. Tobin Angry mobs of activists are roaming American streets pulling down or defacing statues of historical figures. In some cases, governments and private...