Voices

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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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...
Aerial view of rows of suburban tract houses over Centerville, Maryland.

White Jews have been able to flee to the suburbs. Black Americans ...

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By Hannah Lebovits CLEVELAND — I turned on my phone and felt an overwhelming sense of frustration, sadness and hopelessness. While I had been enjoying...
A large, green swastika was spray-painted on an entrance sign to the Flower Valley neighborhood in Rockville in 2015.

Rising anti-Semitism requires communal security response

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By Robert Graves Special to WJW In my 22 years as a special agent of the FBI, I encountered many kinds of hate and violence. None...

Pluralism is a Jewish value. But pretending all ideas are equal destroys democracy.

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By Yehuda Kurtzer NEW YORK — It was only a matter of time before we would hear a Jewish defense of The New York Times’...

We don’t need another short-term ally — we need you to join our fight

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By Jordan Daniels Over the last two weeks, when the country and world have experienced mass protests for racial justice, I’ve seen many of my...

What if President Trump had opened that Bible?

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By Marc D. Israel Last week, I watched in shock as federal troops used pepper spray and forcibly removed peaceful protesters from Lafayette Park. We...