Op-Ed

My Orthodox Life: A Response to ‘My Unorthodox Life’

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The reality series “My Unorthodox Life” is the talk of the Jewish world since its airing on Netflix on July 14.

My Four Days in Israel with JFNA: Standing in Solidarity with Israel

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It is not often that one gets to experience a transformative life experience.

I Helped Organize the Washington Rally Against Antisemitism. It Wasn’t Perfect, But it Was...

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When Nazi tanks surrounded Warsaw, my father related in a rare moment of frustration, the Jews were in shul arguing over who should get shishi (the honor of being called up third to the Torah).

Jewish Tradition Celebrates the Rhythm of Nature. What Happens When it’s Thrown Off Balance?

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Every houseplant I’ve ever been responsible for could attest, from beyond the grave, that I don’t exactly have a green thumb.

Banning Critical Race Theory Will Gut the Teaching of Jewish History

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Anyone teaching the past by skipping over the unpleasant parts isn’t teaching history. They are engaged in propaganda.

Hello Darkness

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“Well, son, you are going to be blind tomorrow.”

Israel Must Remain a Jewish Majority Country

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Sari Bashi, a Jewish human rights lawyer and the research director at Democracy for the Arab World Now, faults Israel for not granting citizenship to Palestinian residents of Gaza and the West Bank.

The Surfside Tragedy Recalls South Florida’s Long Hold on the Jewish Imagination and Reality

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Until a 13-story building inexplicably collapsed in the middle of the night, placing the whereabouts and lives of 159 residents in doubt, few gave Surfside, Florida, very much thought before last week.

For Democrats, it’s OK to Agree to Disagree on Israel

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The two of us have spent most of our lives working for two causes: Israel and the Democratic Party.

Opening Our Gates

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Here we are, we’ve come so far.