Op-Ed

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Sephardic Spice Girls Helped Me Connect My Jewish Roots

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Jewish cooking in my family has always been an act of revival and reconnection.

The Orthodox Community Rose Up Against Accused Abuser Chaim Walder. That Needs to Become...

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Child sexual abuse allegations against Chaim Walder prompt an uncharacteristically swift and harsh community response.

The Pandemic Disrupted the Morning Minyan. When Will Non-Orthodox Jews Like Me Gather Again...

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I live in one of the most concentrated Jewish communities in the United States, the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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How Moving to Denmark, a Country With Few Fellow Jews, Strengthened My Jewish Identity

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Growing up, one of my favorite books was “Number the Stars,” Lois Lowry’s middle-grade novel.

My German-Jewish Grandmother’s Childhood Autograph Book Survived the Holocaust. It Is One of the...

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In 1916, in the picturesque German village of Heinebach, a 14-year-old girl named Elisabeth Schmidtkunz penned a sweet message.

Why Judaism Prohibits Cash Bail

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What is “cash bail” exactly? 

Sigd Is Not Just a Holiday for Ethiopian Jews. It’s a Declaration That Israel...

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I have rarely missed the annual Sigd event in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Was the Last of His Kind

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who passed away on Nov. 7, 2020, left a legacy that is well known.

My Fellow Progressives Are Always Asking Me if Anti-Zionism is Antisemitic. Here’s What I...

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I’ve spent most of the last decade focused on grassroots organizing and capacity building inside the American progressive movement.