Op-Ed

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, 1923-2020

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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...

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...

I Survived the Halle Synagogue Shooting. One Year Later, I Faced My Attacker in...

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By Rabbi Rebecca Blady Across the room sat a man, a murderer, who had tried to kill me and 51 others praying in the Halle...

All of Us Are Responsible

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By Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove  Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner posted a video in response to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic screed against...

May His Memory Be for a Blessing: Lessons From John Lewis

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By Mark Pelavin The day is one of my most vivid and treasured memories. I was associate director of the Religious Action Center of Reform...