Opinion

Welcome to the Forward’s opinion section, where we bring diverse voices together in productive, civil conversation. Here, you’ll find analysis and first-person perspectives from every corner of the Jewish world — and every point on the religious and political spectrums. We believe every American Jew should see themselves reflected in our pieces — and challenged by them.

We regularly publish pieces written by rabbis, thought leaders, students, activists, academics and our readers. Our contributing columnists include Deborah E. Lipstadt, Muhammad Shehada, Tema Smith, Ari Hoffman and Alex Zeldin.

Have an opinion of your own that you’d like to share with Forward readers? Email our Opinion Editor, Laura E. Adkins. We also publish opinions expressed via photo essay, video or illustration in addition to the standard op-ed format.

Appreciation: Bob Moses repaired the world, through quiet activism — and math.

A tribute to a man who insisted that his lifelong efforts to repair the world didn’t always have to be about him.

Biden’s pick for antisemitism envoy will need to answer these tough questions

Sometime soon, President Biden will likely nominate a candidate for the Department of State’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.

Kosher certification should not be a political weapon

Kosher certification should not be a political weapon

Kosher certification agencies should be making decisions based on Jewish law, not on politics.

Some feel trapped in ultra-Orthodoxy. Why don’t we help when they try to leave?

Why aren’t Jewish charities supporting the thousands of young Jewish refugees struggling in the U.S.?

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