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The Cowardice of the Night

By Sayde J. Ladov We have read, seen and heard of a disturbing increase in the incidence of acts of vandalism and hatred involving Jewish...

WBC Team Typifies Israeli Success in Face of Ongoing Challenges

By Steven Rosenberg   “America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball...

A Sobering Purim

By Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky Cemeteries desecrated. Schools and JCCs evacuated. Community-wide rallies. It has been a tense time for Jews across the United States, perhaps...

Why a Palestinian State Would Be Bad for America

By Stephen M. Flatow We all know why the creation of a Palestinian state would be dangerous for Israel — the indefensible borders, the vulnerable...

Embracing the Jewish Community’s Refugee Roots

By Mark Hetfield HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true...

The Nature of Quaker Education

By Asaf Romirowsky Unwittingly, Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, a well-regarded Quaker establishment, has once again come under fire for its ties to the boycott,...

Women’s Health: A Jewish Call to Action for February Heart Health Month

By Ellen Hershkin Women are the heartbeat and lifeblood of America. As mothers, wives and daughters, we are caregivers and decision makers — not only...

Speaking Out for People with Disabilities Is a Jewish Value

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Jaime Bassman, Rabbi Michelle Greenfield and Rabbi Margot Stein February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified national initiative...

Philadelphia Lawyers Speak Out

By A. Michael Snyder and Sayde J. Ladov We are the grandchildren of men and women who left the country of their birth and came...

The Value of Intergenerational Learning

By Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein We learn in Proverbs/Mishlei 16:31 that “the head that has lived and aged is a crown of glory, it is...