• Op-Ed: We tore our Hillel down, an organizational makeover

    The Tulane University Hillel tripled attendance at weekly Sabbath dinners and boosted fundraising by 78 percent in just three years. Its executive director explains how it was done. More ▸

  • Is Judaism a religion, race or culture?

    Rachel Stein was the winner of BBYO’s BBG Oratory Contest, the results of which were announced at BBYO’s International Convention 2013, which ended Sunday in Washington, DC. She addressed the prompt: “Is Judaism a religions, race or culture? Can it be all three? Is it something entirely different?” More ▸

  • What does Jewish “brotherly love” look like in 2013?

    Nathan Levy was the winner of BBYO’s AZA Oratory Contest, the result of which were announced at BBYO’s International Convention in 2013, which ended Sunday in Washington, DC. He addressed the prompt: “What does brotherly love look like in 2013 and how can it be made stronger? More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Lessons today from Sophie Scholl’s anti-Nazi resistance

    Though Sophie Scholl and the students of the White Rose resistance were executed by the Nazis 70 years ago this month, the example they set of courage in the face of authoritarian repression remains relevant today, writes the co-author of “Sophie Scholl and the White Rose.” More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Advocacy needed to push initiatives for the disabled

    A Jewish Federations of North America official urges the Jewish community to speak up for the Community First Choice option in Medicaid and the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act. More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Play the money card to push rights for disabled

    It’s time to use the power of the purse to stop the discrimination against the disabled, writes the co-founder and director of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Trust. More ▸

  • Op-Ed: FSU governments must act against rising ultranationalism

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Friends of Russia and Ukraine are worried. The Russian government’s recurring rhetoric about foreign meddling and fundamental differences between Russian and Western values is spurring nationalism. With Ukraine divided along linguistic and religious lines, many Ukrainians disillusioned by pervasive corruption and government ineptness are turning to nationalist ideology. The Ukrainian right-wing Svoboda… More ▸

  • Op-Ed: Passivity against racism leads to disaster

    Especially at a time of economic challenges, Europeans must beat back the advances of the Nazi ideology on the continent — not for the victims of the past but for the possible victims in the future — writes the president of the European Jewish Congress. More ▸