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“We need Joe Biden to tell us who we might yet still be.”

Letter | Not all D.C. Jews are ‘terrified’

I have not an ounce of sympathy for the rioters but I think it is insulting to Jews to describe us as universally “terrified.”

Traumatized by Capitol riot and awaiting inauguration, Jews in D.C. are terrified

The third-largest Jewish community in America is living in imminent danger of domestic terrorism.


How to revive the Black-Jewish alliance? Remember all politics is local.

The Black-Jewish alliance has historically been rooted as much in common interests as in common dreams.


I’m a black rabbi. I’ve never been in a Jewish space where I wasn’t questioned.

We all suffer from the ills of racism because we are all a product of a system designed to privilege one group of people over another.

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