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Opinion

  • Israel Needs a Divorce — From the Palestinians and Its Own Prime Minister

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2017
    A provocative Global Politico conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak By SUSAN B. GLASSER Israel has long had famously contentious politics. But even by those standards, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s recent and unusually vituperative campaign against his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu, has by turns surprised, provoked and, depending on their political persuasion, infuriated Israelis. Barak, the longtime Labor Party […]
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  • Why I’m a proud Jewish organ donor

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    By MELISSA HENRIQUEZ     (Kveller via JTA) – In the crazy way that Facebook can bring people together, I along with 50,000 other followers watched a family fight for the life of their precious 2-year-old, Logan. I didn’t know the family personally, but Logan’s story popped into my newsfeed. I was following his family’s anguish, hoping and praying for a miracle […]
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  • Veterans Day: A WW2 Jewish sacrifice remembered

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO A body of an American solider lying seemingly peacefully in the snow in a battlefield in Belgium. A Jewish boy in Brooklyn orphaned by World War II. And the world-renown photographer who connected the two. This is their story. Samuel Tannenbaum was born on July 10, 1942, in Washington D.C. to Henry and Bertha Fiedel Tannenbaum. Less than two […]
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  • Why we waited before publishing that story about Elie Wiesel

    By jwadmin on October 25, 2017
    BY ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If a woman called the JTA office and said she wanted to tell her story of sexual harassment by a prominent community figure, we’d have questions. Would she put her name to the accusations? Can she corroborate them? Can she provide specific dates and descriptions of when and where the alleged abuse took […]
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  • Orthodox Union says women don’t need to be rabbis to be leaders

    By jwadmin on October 25, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) – The Orthodox Union is founding its own division to advance women as congregational leaders, as well as to promote Jewish study and communal participation for women in Modern Orthodoxy. The announcement comes nearly nine months after the group, an umbrella association of centrist Orthodox synagogues, issued a ruling banning those synagogues from hiring […]
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  • Why this former Orthodox feminist leader is studying to be a Reform rabbi

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – As executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Elana Sztokman was a big name in liberal Orthodox circles. But now the 47-year-old, who has published widely on gender in Judaism, turned a new page: She started studying to become a Reform rabbi. Sztokman, who grew up in Brooklyn but now lives in the […]
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  • Why I traveled to Las Vegas to help

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By ALISSA THOMAS-NEWBORN LAS VEGAS (JTA) – We just got into our car and drove. Going to Las Vegas after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history felt like the right thing to do. As Americans and as Jews, we wanted to be a source of support and love in the face of terror. We wanted to stand with the victims and […]
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  • ‘Who by water, and who by fire…’?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO During Yom Kippur, we Jews recite the Unetanneh Tokef, a prayer in which we ask God to inscribe us in the Book of Life for the coming year. This prayer will take on special significance this year for my husband Larry and me as we look back on our experiences with our first Florida hurricane. Nonchalance Fades […]
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  • Hug a chicken and 4 other twists on traditional High Holidays rituals

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Picture services for the High Holidays: A roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps listening to a rabbi sermonize or a cantor chant is what likely comes to mind. Baking pizza? Embracing a chicken under a tree? Not so much. But those are some of the things that some Jewish […]
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  • How the High Holidays snapped me out of my mom boredom!

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By DASEE BERKOWITZ (Kveller via JTA) – A few nights ago, when I was cleaning up the kitchen after supper, it struck me. I’m really bored as a parent. I have the efficiency thing down pat. A food schedule for each night of the week. The ease of an afternoon spent with our three kids — snack, followed by craft, […]
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