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  • Op-Ed: Stand with the dissidents of Iran

    The United States and Canada should stand with Iranian dissidents yearning to transform their country into one where the rule of law and human rights are respected. More ▸

  • Op-Ed: What if the Nazis had tweeted?

    For the Internet to sustain its openness, all responsible parties must commit to guarding against the use of online hate mongering, writes the director of anti-Semitism monitoring for Israel. More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Pluralism in Hillel must extend to Israel

    Two students who were extensively involved with Hillel fear for the future of the Jewish community if the campus organization fails to make political pluralism a priority. More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Rethinking the Ruth-Naomi relationship

    An editor of Jewish Women International’s “Rethinking Shavuot: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts” looks at the dynamics of what appears to be an unhealthy, possibly abusive, relationship between Ruth and mother-in-law Naomi. More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Netanyahu must take a page from Sadat

    NEW YORK (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is correct to describe a new proposal by the Arab League to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as “a very big step forward.” Yet there will be no serious movement toward peace until Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds to the Arab League initiative by evoking… More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Time to replace programmatic model of Jewish affiliation

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) — It’s that time of year, when Jewish institutions pull out their 2013-14 calendars and fill them with events. Many of the programs are very good, with clever names and slick marketing: Jews and Brews, for young Federation leadership; L’mazeltov, for expectant parents; Torah and Tacos, for synagogue members who favor a… More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Time to replace programmatic model of Jewish affiliation

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) — It’s that time of year, when Jewish institutions pull out their 2013-14 calendars and fill them with events. Many of the programs are very good, with clever names and slick marketing: Jews and Brews, for young Federation leadership; L’mazeltov, for expectant parents; Torah and Tacos, for synagogue members who favor a… More ▸

  • Op-Ed: How shmitta can help us kick the consumerist habit

    For many Jews, religious practice is just one more thing to do, like going to the gym or the movies. Educator Sarah Chandler writes that the ancient practice of shmitta offers some guidance on how to change that. More ▸