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Expert analysis and personal insights on today’s Jewish topics.

A new resolution from Rep. Ilhan Omar may be a political trap.

Israel's Ethiopian community, then and now

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In the years since my own big day, the bar and bat mitzvah industry has gotten out of hand.

...and the hocus-pocus of fighting hate by indulging it 

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The wedding was lovely, but it’s all the days after the wedding—it’s the marriage—that really count.  

Guest column

Unless we can physically secure our Jewish facilities where the Jewish future is incubated, that future itself will be insecure. 

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What always goes in tandem with moments of tragedy and evil are moments of heroism. 

Sometimes, changing the world, or a mind, depends upon how you tell your story

“Never let a teachable moment go by.” That was my grandmother’s life-motto. 

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We hear about defaced Jewish headstones, anti-Israel rhetoric, and alarming statistics of a rise in violent incidents against Jews around the world. But there are many glimmers of hope, too.  

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