Op-Ed

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A Stay-at-Home Dad Raising Twins Finds That Free Time Is at a Premium

I think I've blown it. I have no chance for a great first Father's Day. It's pretty much my own fault. I procrastinated on...

What a Sense of Community Can Accomplish

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, a fire started in a home on Poplar Street in Northern Liberties. We were nearby, praying in a space...

Let’s Respect Haredi Life Whenever We Offer Criticism

A recent article by Israeli journalist Yaron London headlined "We Need Fewer Haredim" and two major pieces in The New York Times about the...

We Need More Debate in the Community, Not Less

Some will tell you that we need less debate in the Jewish community, that for the sake of unity we need to stifle dissent...
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Rabbinical Couple’s Special Food ‘Fight’

 Last week, my wife, Rabbi Stacy Rigler, and I, along with many others in our area, participated in the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge. The...
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Israel, Recognized as Progressive on LGBT Rights, Is Featured at Equality Forum

I am a LGBT Jew with strong ties to Israel. As a collegian, I spent a summer working on a kibbutz and have returned...
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Should U.S. Finance U.N. ‘Right of Return’ Indoctrination?

While the Palestinian Authority has witnessed unprecedented economic growth of late, life for 4 million descendants of Arab refugees who live inside or contiguous...
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A Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name? Let’s Call It ‘Marriage’

Marriage equality is arguably the most important civil rights issue at this time.I am a 44-year-old man who has been in a loving and...

Learning From My Children: A Jewish Mother’s Day Confession

When I was 8, I had names picked out for all of my future offspring (a dozen baby girls). At 13, I had my...
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Helping Moms (and Dads) Confront Bullying of Their Kids

The Huffington Post recently reported that Jewish girls are affected by relational aggression at least equal to, if not at a greater rate, than...