Opinion

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Letters: NAACP, Trump, Minority Support

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NAACP Comfortable With Muhammad’s Beliefs Burt Siegel’s well-intentioned attempt to minimize the foundational anti-Semitism of Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad is myopic for one important...

A Tribute to My Beloved Mentor, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

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By Rabbi Pinchas Allouche On the evening of Nov. 12, 2010, a large crowd gathered in a New York City ballroom to celebrate my...

Pianist Jonathan Biss Remembers His Mentor and Friend, Leon Fleisher, 1928-2020

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By Jonathan Biss All my memories of Leon Fleisher fall within the same category: indelible. Fleisher, who died on Aug. 2 at 92, made everything...

Despite Vicious Tropes, Strong Jewish Women Will Fight Back Against Misogyny

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By Meredith Jacobs It has already begun. Leaks about “allies” warning Joe Biden about naming Kamala Harris as his running mate because she “had no...

Letters: Jews’ Role in Racial Justice

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Jews Played Key Role in Seeking Racial Justice In its dispute with the racism of the NAACP (“NAACP Head Creates Uproar by Sharing Anti-Semitic Images,”...

How the US Can Fight Poland’s Anti-Semitism

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By Ira N. Forman During my four years as the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, I was exposed on numerous occasions...

Parents, Let’s Put an End to School-Shaming

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By Melissa Henriquez I’m dubbing “school shaming” the new Mommy War of 2020. If you’ve been on social media even once in the past few weeks,...

Black-Jewish Relations in Philadelphia: Then and Now

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By Burt Siegel The denials of Philadelphia NAACP leader and Nation of Islam Minister Rodney Muhammad of any awareness of the anti-Semitic nature of a...

Why I Spoke Out About DeSean Jackson’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

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By Zach Banner Before I was an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was the son of a middle school teacher in Tacoma, Washington. My...

Letters: Cantors, Anti-Semitism, and More

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Don’t Forget the Cantors I read with interest your article on High Holiday planning (“Rabbis and Leaders Plan for High Holidays,” July 23). Allow me...