Op-Ed

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Opinion | Lessons From the Past

By David Broida As an American Jew whose family suffered in the Holocaust, I am especially wary of the growing hatred we see in the...

Opinion 1: Seeking the Link Between Peace and Prayer

The High Holidays bring with them a creative tension: respect for tradition alongside a call for change, a time when we are aware of...
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Opinion | ‘Two-State Solution’ Isn’t Best for Either Side

By Lee Bender and Jerome R. Verlin “The two-state solution,” as America and Israel define it, calls for “two states for two peoples” — for...
Marianne Williamson at the Democratic Presidential debate

Opinion | Marianne Williamson, Not My Candidate

By Stacia Friedman Marianne Williamson is good at a lot of things. She is good at writing best-selling books. When it comes to branding, Williamson...
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Opinion | TIP Is Dead; Long Live the Israel Project

By Ben Cohen | JNS.org As all journalists know, the news cycle can be a fickle thing, particularly in a week when Americans are deservedly...
A gun on the ground with its bullets taken out beside it

Opinion | A Rabbinic Call to End Gun Violence

By Rabbi Cecelia Beyer and Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin “Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor.” (Lev. 19:16) “An act of violence is...

To Respond to the Crackdown on Immigrants, Start by Listening to Immigrant Leaders

By Rabbi Michael Ramberg Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter...
Rabbi Mike Stern

Opinion | A Tribute to Rabbi Michael Stern: The World Has Lost a Giant...

By Seena Elbaum I recently went to a funeral that was real, but mostly very surreal. The world lost a truly great human being, and...
A gold star, the kind Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust, is cradled in someone's hands

Opinion | Why We Remember the Holocaust

By Marc Stier The point of remembering the Holocaust is not to say that it was an utterly distinctive event in human history. Every historical...
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Opinion | Synagogue Safety Drills Are Sad But Necessary

By Andy Gotlieb After days of gloomy rain-soaked weather, Saturday, June 22 dawned literally as a breath of fresh air — the perfect summer day...