Why We Still Mourn the Destruction of the Temple

If we're not a unified family, we no longer need the house.

The Origins of Antisemitic Conspiracies

Antisemitic ideas in America today and the conspiracy theories that drive them.

The Jewish Owner of The New York Times

A century ago Jewish newsman Adolph Ochs made the New York Times America’s premier newspaper.

Bari Weiss and the New York Times

The paper has lost sight of its "deepest responsibility to make readers think".

Queen of Bananagrams

Life lessons we can learn from playing Bananagrams.

Increasingly Cruel Cancel Culture

Don't let a legitimate goal – overcoming racial bigotry – turn into a frenzy of character assassination and public humiliation.

A Wife who is Overworked and Underappreciated

I wish my husband would acknowledge the fact that I'm working very hard, especially during Covid-19.

Sports with No Spectators

Greatness isn't measured by the applause of the crowds.

Outrage Without Rage

What stimulates positive change, and drives people to pursue justice, equality, goodness, and truth is not anger or rage, but outrage.

The Liberty Bell's Crack

Why do we "proclaim freedom throughout the land" with a broken, imperfect bell?

The Unsung Black Female Soldiers of WWII

African American women of the 6888th Battalion delivered millions of pieces of mail during World War II.

Will We be Remembered Only for What We Did Wrong?

It has become tempting to reduce historical figures to a single, defining, negative characteristic. It's also false.

My Experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew

The past several weeks have been overwhelming and heartbreaking for me.

A Policeman Speaks Out

I will never stand for or justify racism, illegal acts, brutality or excessive force by police officers. But we need to set the record straight.

The Nazi in Harvard’s Midst

Senior Nazi official Ernst Hansfstaengl attended his 25th Harvard reunion in 1934, despite his Nazi ties.

Song of the Ocean

Comprehending the music of the roaring sea.

Made In the Image of God

Judaism gave the world the belief that that there is one infinite Creator of the universe Who is the Father of all humanity, regardless of the color of one’s skin.

A Black Jew’s Advice on Combating Racism

Growing up as a black Orthodox Jew in Chicago, Lev Perlow witnessed racism first-hand.

The Antidote to Bigotry and Hatred

A rabbi's acts of kindness and respect make a surprising impact decades later.

Facebook is Radicalizing Us

Jewish tradition shows us how to resist.

A Life Full of Uncertainty

How to navigate the waters knowing we don't have control.

Embrace Your Mask

Besides the health benefits, there is another upside that could help us create a warmer, more inclusive community.

Outrage over Floyd's Murder Doesn't Justify Intersectional Myths

Jews share the pain of those who protest racism. But extremists who link this crime to Israel's efforts to defend itself against Palestinian terror are spreading a big lie.

Indecent Cops, Indecent Rioters

The killing of George Floyd was intolerable. So is the mayhem.

Rioting and Shul Vandalism

The murder in Minnesota is horrific. It's shocking to me that that level of police racism, abuse and brutality still exists. Unfortunately, the reaction is no way to right the wrong.

Pain, Horror and Fear in Minneapolis

The shock of seeing our quiet city become ground zero for a jarring, horrific abuse of power, launching violent protests across the country.

New York City Serenade

Blowing my shofar to our suffering city from my balcony.

Three Talks about Death You Should Have Now

It’s necessary to talk to your rabbi, your doctor, and to your children.

My Sister is Starving Herself to Death

A toxic combination of a severe eating disorder and a spouse's fear and denial.

How Do I Get the Love I Need?

I love my husband but he is so distant and uncaring.

The Power of a Hug

What have you missed the most during this terrible time of quarantine and self-isolation?

Getting Farfed

Having your plans or hopes actively and unjustly thwarted and defeated in a travesty of justice.

Look 4 the Good

The pandemic has shown that we can help each other in a crisis. How can we make our unity last.

Perseverance: NASA’s Mars Project and Preparing for Shavuot

Perseverance is what will bring us to Mars this summer. And it's the crucial trait we need for our spiritual journey as well.

Dump Your To-Do List

And record your daily successes on a “done list” instead.

Running Uphill

Sometimes running uphill is the only way to see the view.

Rethinking “Achievement” in the Pandemic Era

Quarantine has reminded us that our lives are measured not so much by what we sell or build, but by what we give of ourselves to family, friends, and community.

COVID-19: Conspiracy Theories and Anti-Semitism

Like the Black Death, some people are scapegoating the Jews for the coronavirus.

When Hand-Washing was Too Radical for its Time

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, the first doctor who urged hand-washing, faced ridicule and adversity for his ideas.

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