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Who are the people of faith?

Who are the people of faith? A reflection on shmita.

Mob justice

The death of a journalist in the line of duty is tragic. The death of Shireen Abu Akleh, caught in the crossfire in Jenin, is tragic.

Reflections on Roe

The news that Roe v. Wade may be overturned has caused me to reflect on and reassess some of my values and political positions.

Everyone’s priesthood

Perhaps the most universal wellspring in the Torah — the teaching that grips all good people ever since the time of Aaron the High Priest — is the priesthood,...

Aha! … until, uh uh

Oh, the irony! I intended to open this column with this quote: “A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.”

From the hospital bed to the nation’s heart

On a week that encompasses two special days of commemoration and celebration of modern day Israel, a week that is meant to embody unity of purpose and peoplehood, it’s...

Ancestral given (first) names

When doing family research, first — or given — names can also be perplexing.

Does it really matter?

We had a story from JTA last week which addressed a controversy: whether a male should be the rabbi-in-residence of a woman’s magazine, Women’s Day. Opponents were...

Post Passover Stress Disorder

This year, the “Post Passover Stress Disorder” is particularly acute.

Don’t speak to me

“Activists” — don’t you just love that term for haters? — pronounced last week in Manhattan, “We don’t want no two state, we want all of it . . . Israel...