Now, more than ever, the American Jewish community must call on our country’s elected officials to ensure that vulnerable populations of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are offered refuge in time of need.
If not for the NAACP, the ACLU, and other stalwart civil rights groups, it may have taken American lawmakers another generation to outlaw segregation in schools. If not for ACRI and other human and civil rights organizations in Israel, Israeli democracy may not live up to its greatest ideals, enshrined in Israel’s declaration of independence.
Rabbi Nathan Diament’s response to my column about Betsy DeVos perfectly reflects the short-sightedness of the Orthodox Union’s approach to this issue.8
Just as religious restrictions (such as those about driving on Shabbat) can be broken under special circumstances, so too can etiquette rules along these lines.
Nathan J. Diament responds to Jay Michaelson’s criticism of support for Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.6
By genuinely embracing interfaith families, more of the spouses from other faith backgrounds are likely to adopt Jewish identities.
The Forward’s response to CUNY’s anti-Semitism report is both perplexing and troubling.5
The inherent Israeli opposition to the right of return for the descendants of Arab refugees has nothing to do with demographics, David Bedein writes.37
In both countries, the public refuses to believe the experts even though their information is accurate and urgent, J.J. Goldberg writes.125
It was not weakness or cowardice that forced Lookstein to retreat, but a deep respect for his role as a teacher, Amy Neustein writes.
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