The questions that we ask on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not theoretical. They’ve never been. But perhaps this year, we see this more than ever.
In seven years, deaths from opioid overdoses in the U.S. have nearly doubled. And it’s killing the national healthcare system, too.
Read why this Jewish physician and others were arrested demonstrating support for patients in need
Republican senators’ vote this week on health care reform will change the lives of millions of children, for the worse.
Instead of attending marches and repeating “Not my president,” start working to create policies to push through the day Trump is out of office.
Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert F. “Bob” McDonnell, not the sort to be outdone by a Democratic White House Passover seder, has raised the bar on honoring the Jewish festival of freedom: He’s declared the entire month of April to be “Confederate History Month.”
As the House and Senate hash out their versions of the sweeping healthcare reform bill in the coming weeks, several crucial women’s health issues hang in the balance. The most high-profile, and controversial, is abortion — the Stupak-Pitts amendment in the House and the Managers Amendment in the Senate would both severely restrict abortion coverage nationwide, even among private insurers — but coverage of other women’s health procedures, such as mammograms, are also written specifically into the bill (those are, fortunately, required to be covered).
Say it ain’t so, Joe! Just nine years ago, Senator Lieberman of Connecticut was a national symbol of moral integrity and punchy independence, the Senate’s very first openly observant Jew, the first Jew to appear on a major party presidential ticket, the first senior Democrat to rebuke President Bill Clinton’s naughty bits. Now, in less than a decade, he’s gone from punchy to punchline. Half the nation is agog, asking: Where have you gone, Joe Lieberman? Where’s the old Joe we used to know?