Op-Ed

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Opinion | The NYC Anti-Semitism March Shouldn’t Overshadow Judaism’s Main Purpose

By Rabbi Ari Berman / JTA This month, I joined tens of thousands of Jews and non-Jews who marched from downtown Manhattan over the Brooklyn...
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Opinion | Ambassadors to Ukraine: Together as One

By Ashley Weinstock Five hundred teens. Fifteen countries represented. Dozens of languages. Four days. One community. One religion. And an event that none of us...
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Opinion | Joining Together – and Reaching Out

By Mikhal Weiner These last weeks of continuous attacks on Jewish communities left me feeling somber, overwrought, scared. But not surprised. In many ways, this...
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Opinion | Understanding American Anti-Semitism — and Fighting Back

By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks The last two festivals to be added to the Jewish calendar prior to modern times — Purim and Chanukah —...
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Opinion | Fighting Anti-Semitism One School Day at a Time

By Tina Isen Fox It’s scary to be a Jew right now. So I’m proud to say that every day when I drive my son...
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Opinion | In This Time of Crisis, the Jewish Community Must Do More —...

By Eric D. Fingerhut and Mark Wilf On Sunday, Jan. 5, a huge crowd responded to the call from UJA-Federation of New York to march against anti-Semitism. The sense of threat is so pervasive...
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Opinion | Everyone Must Take Steps to Better Their Security

By Toby Tabachnick On the morning of the seventh day of Chanukah, American Jews awoke to news of yet another violent anti-Semitic attack — the...
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Opinion | Joe Biden: My Plan to Fight Anti-Semitism

This is the first op-ed in a series of pieces about anti-Semitism and Jewish issues written by 2020 presidential candidates. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency...
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Opinion | What if My Chasidic Community Was Right in Teaching Me to Avoid...

By Eli Reiter / JTA While a shooter was firing rounds of ammunition into two Jews, a kosher market worker and a police officer in...
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Opinion | My Neighbors, Myself, Our Jersey City Community

By Carrie Gottlieb My husband and I have been watching them for several years, a small but growing Chasidic community living in one of the...