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  • Israel and Africa need each other

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Jewish month that began this week, Cheshvan, has traditionally been dubbed “mar,” or bitter, because it alone among the months is devoid of any holidays. It is time for the Jewish people, and the Jewish calendar, to drop mar from Cheshvan, since it is blessed with one of the most remarkable…

  • Op-Ed: Israel, a ‘green’ pioneer, is now falling short

    As part of the Jewish state’s delegation at the Paris climate conference, I want to wave the flag of the ‘start-up nation.’ But as a Jew, I know Israel is lagging, writes a solar energy activist.

  • Op-Ed: The Jewish imperative to tackle climate change — and four ways to do it

    In the face of climate change — and in advance of a massive and historic climate march — the High Holidays liturgy is particularly resonant.

  • Op-Ed: How Jerusalem can help finance U.S. Jewish day school education

    How can economically strong Israel pitch in for U.S. families paying for Jewish education? A Covenant Award-winning educator counts the ways.

  • A call for social action

    Jews around the world should join up and participate in the first global Jewish Social Action Month during Cheshvan, which begins this year on Nov. 3 and runs through November.