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Opinion | "After making your own arrangements for the upcoming holidays, ask yourself whether there’s anything you can d...
09/04/2021
How not to ask for time off on the Jewish holidays

Opinion | "After making your own arrangements for the upcoming holidays, ask yourself whether there’s anything you can do to make it easier for other Jewish colleagues to observe them in the ways they prefer," writes Eli Gottlieb.

Contrary to a popular meme, our "allies" need to know that Jews are as diverse in their observance as they are in their politics.

The institutions named include summer camps, elementary and high schools, youth movements, community centers, providers ...
09/04/2021
At least 150 s*x abuse lawsuits filed against NY Jewish institutions under Child Victims Act

The institutions named include summer camps, elementary and high schools, youth movements, community centers, providers of services for disabled people, foster care agencies and synagogues.

The lawsuits feature accusations across virtually every denomination of Judaism, and the institutions named range from summer camps and schools to foster care agencies and synagogues.

Rabbi David Wolpe writes that the shofar is an important reminder to listen.
09/03/2021
Listen to This!

Rabbi David Wolpe writes that the shofar is an important reminder to listen.

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

"Each of us should play a role in helping one another on life’s path and on a journey of teshuvah," writes Rabbi Rachel ...
09/03/2021
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"Each of us should play a role in helping one another on life’s path and on a journey of teshuvah," writes Rabbi Rachel Ain in this week's Torah commentary.

This is a 403 error, and it's not as ominous as it sounds. Bitly can only show this page to people who have permission to see it. Maybe what you are looking for can be found at Bitly.com.

Rabbi David Wolpe draws inspiration from a famous Gershwin lyric with Biblical roots.
08/27/2021
God and Gershwin

Rabbi David Wolpe draws inspiration from a famous Gershwin lyric with Biblical roots.

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

"We are very much the architects of our destiny — but only if and when we understand how the past influences and teaches...
08/27/2021
Looking Back To Look Forward

"We are very much the architects of our destiny — but only if and when we understand how the past influences and teaches us so much about the present," writes Rabbi Lawrence Zierler in this week's Torah commentary.

We dare not divorce ourselves from the total picture of our history.

Opinion | "We should put antisemitism in perspective, recognizing its dangers even as we acknowledge the relative securi...
08/26/2021
Is Reporting on Hate Good for the Haters?

Opinion | "We should put antisemitism in perspective, recognizing its dangers even as we acknowledge the relative security and safety most Jews enjoy today," writes Andrew Silow-Carroll.

How to cover antisemitism without giving "oxygen" to the antisemites.

From the Jewish Week archive: Former New York Times reporter Ari Goldman reflects on the press coverage of the Crown Hei...
08/19/2021
Telling It Like It Wasn’t

From the Jewish Week archive: Former New York Times reporter Ari Goldman reflects on the press coverage of the Crown Heights riots. "I also saw journalism go terribly wrong," he wrote.

Former Times reporter looks back on coverage of the event, and what went wrong.

Rabbi David Wolpe writes that Jews are "caught in the normal human condition of ambiguity and ambivalence, with instance...
08/13/2021
A Typical Jew?

Rabbi David Wolpe writes that Jews are "caught in the normal human condition of ambiguity and ambivalence, with instances of love and betrayal throughout times of faith and times of failure."

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

"If we would like to see Jewish education succeed, we must make sure it is never limited to the classroom or the synagog...
08/13/2021
It Takes a Community to Educate a Child

"If we would like to see Jewish education succeed, we must make sure it is never limited to the classroom or the synagogue, to one generation, or to one social class," writes Rabbi Elchanan Poupko in this week's Torah commentary.

This week's portion suggests that teachers and parents must be partners in and outside of school.

Opinion | "Imagine the accurate mosaic of Israeli society that would emerge if 'Fauda,' 'Srugim,' 'Shtisel' and 'Unortho...
08/12/2021
‘Fauda’ meets ‘Shtisel’ meets ‘Srugim’ meets ‘Unorthodox’

Opinion | "Imagine the accurate mosaic of Israeli society that would emerge if 'Fauda,' 'Srugim,' 'Shtisel' and 'Unorthodox' were edited into one long series, or the artistic possibilities of a single Israeli television multiverse," writes Andrew Silow-Carroll.

Imagining life in the Israeli television series multiverse.

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