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What to do with the Trump Jews?

The inescapable truth is that we are a bitterly divided community and will remain so for quite some time, possibly for good.


Letter | I’m being accused of racism for standing up for Jews

In the mid 60’s, I went to Mississippi to register voters. I thought it was horrifying that Black Americans were denied the right to vote.

How to celebrate Rosh Hashanah while tormented by the pain of others

Those of us who did not personally experience personal tragedy bore witness to the suffering of others.

28 million Americans blame Jews for the Holocaust. Our schools are failing.

Survey results on Holocaust knowledge in America are in, and the findings are terrifying.


Call it what it is: Normalization of men. The women stayed home.

The spouses of the U.S. President and the Israeli Prime Minister were the only women participants in the normalization signing ceremony.

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