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  • Women’s health is an election issue

    (JTA) — It’s thrilling to be part of a historical moment, when women are stepping into the political arena in record-breaking numbers. They’re tossing their hats into the ring — from the left, right and center — in national, statewide and local races. I still remember my first visits to the voting booth, brought by my…

  • Battling hate in the spirit of Queen Esther

    (JTA) — Shots fired into a classroom window at an Indiana synagogue. Cemeteries desecrated in Pennsylvania, Missouri, and New York. Swastikas scrawled on Jewish buildings. More than 100 bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers. History doesn’t always repeat itself, but echoes of the darkest chapters serve as warnings. We study the past and…