By Glenn Sonnenberg
Still seeking ‘a more perfect Union’ this Fourth of July
This week we celebrate the 244th anniversary of our nation’s founding — a founding based upon the revolutionary notions that a colony is entitled to self-determination and that people are entitled to certain inalienable rights. This year also marks the 401st anniversary of the first arrival of slaves — human chattel — on our nation’s…
‘We are scouts into a world of racism and police abuse’
This week in synagogues throughout the world, Jews will read Parashat Sh’lach L’cha, the story of the scouts sent by Moses into the land of Canaan. The scouts, representing each of the 12 tribes, were sent to gather information and return to advise the people on what to expect. After 40 days, they return to…
I went to protest with my grown children. What I saw gave me hope.
“He’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid…” —Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman Last month, Derek Chauvin’s knee was held on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the last three minutes of which occurred after Floyd was no longer responsive. Three other…
Julianna Margulies is not your average ‘Karen’
Henry Kissinger: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’
How Oct. 7 is reshaping the Zionist — and anti-Zionist — left in the US
‘People thought we were dead’: They spent 27 hours under fire from Hamas — then Netanyahu used their home for an Elon Musk photo op
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