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Judaism | American Jews

Stories Make Us Human

A Rabbi's reflections on Passover 2020...

April 23, 2020

American Jews | Judaism | New York Times | Media | Anti-Semitism | white nationalism | terrorism

The Cartoon and the Rabbi

Last Thursday, the international print edition of The New York Times published a cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog, with a human head and an unusually large nose, being walked by—or, perhaps, walking—President Donal...

May 2, 2019

Holocaust | American Jews | Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, Never Again

As I stood at my computer at 6 a.m. last Thursday morning reading Michael Cohen’s prepared statement to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, one passage in particular jumped out at me: “I have always tried to live a life of loyalty, f...

March 7, 2019

American Jews | memorial


During the first week of mourning (shiva), the minyan comes to the mourner, with daily morning and evening services taking place in their home. After that first week, it’s incumbent on the mourner to find or make a service. ...

January 7, 2019

Millennials | Judaism | American Jews | Hillel

Jewish Millennials and Co.

Unaffiliated, unreachable, unmoved, unfazeable younger Americans, aged 18-23 in some cases, or “millennials” in others, have been in our sights this season as we observe religious trends. ...

November 10, 2014