Rabbi Michael Adam Latz is Senior Rabbi at Shir Tikvah in Minneapolis, MN. He serves on the Executive Leadership Team of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. In 2014, he was named one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.
Michael Adam Latz
By Michael Adam Latz
Jews must stop letting the right smear Kristen Clarke as antisemitic — she’s the leader we need
This month, the Union for Reform Judaism — which represents some 850 congregations of the largest Jewish denomination in America — decided to endorse a presidential cabinet nomination for the first time, ever. The nominee: Kristen Clarke, who has been selected by President Joe Biden to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. To…
Why Our Synagogue Became A ‘Sanctuary Synagogue’
Each Passover, as we gather around Seder tables with glasses of sweet wine and with plates overflowing with charoset, egg and bitter herbs, Jews read the words “Arami oved Avi,” which translates to “My father was a wandering Aramean.” Slavery and liberation are personal; we read the story in the first person: The Exodus happened…
Steve Bannon’s Appointment Demands a Morally Courageous Stand from Every Jewish Organization
An Open Letter to the “Organized” Jewish Community: For more than a generation, we’ve had an alphabet soup of Jewish organizations serving a variety of constituencies: Some with great vigor and vitality, others merely limping along, vestiges of a bygone era with funders too attached to nostalgia to cut the chord. Nonetheless, in America—in Diaspora—our…
Life After Surviving the Seattle Jewish Federation Shooting
On the ten year anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle shooting, one woman who was shot and the rabbi who stood by her side through her recovery recall the experience, how their lives have changed since then, and the action they feel we must now take. Dayna Klein: Friday morning, July 28th, 2006…
The far left and far right are equally antisemitic? A new study suggests otherwise
Kissinger at 100: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’
Echoing the language of antisemites, Emmanuel Macron has started to embrace the D-word
Can Massachusetts really be as antisemitic as they say?
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Why is the name of ‘the most vicious antisemite in the English-speaking world’ still so prominent at Cornell?
Head of Yad Vashem decries a ‘new low’ in efforts to gloss over Poland’s complicity in the Holocaust
Celebrate Israel parade generates controversy over participation of Israeli officials
News Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Celebrate Israel Parade and GOP attacks on George Soros
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