November 14, 2018

Opinion

In a magnificent, glassed corner office I visited on my trip to L.A. last week, I watched the setting sun create layers of golden...
The big news last week was the Iranian drone that entered Israeli air space and triggered a potential war between Iran and Israel...
Every day since Donald Trump rescinded the Dream Act, one hundred twenty dreamers have lost their DACA protections.
Flashlight — check. Map — check. Safety rules — check. Police phone numbers — check. Our four-person team jumped into the SUV and took off.
At a recent Shabbat dinner, my host launched into a diatribe over a “two-page story” in The New York Times which allegedly argues that...
Two weeks ago, I received a crazy call. “We’re putting together a Super Bowl Party for the Homeless. Last year’s video went viral, so...
This week, The Guardian, one of the most left-wing newspapers in Great Britain, published a 2,300-word piece describing the problem...
This address was delivered by Karen Lehrman Bloch at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Symposium 2018: “21st Century Woman.”
This is my 18th issue of the Jewish Journal as editor-in-chief, and, I have to say, these past few months have been exhilarating.
In American pop culture, the words “bar mitzvah” don’t exactly prompt religious awe. Instead, a cocktail of humor, pathos, anxiety and...
The doors to modern left-wing anti-Semitism in Europe were opened long ago by the secular hero of the French Enlightenment, Voltaire...
It’s hard to believe that Feb. 1 marks 15 years since the space shuttle Columbia, nearing the end of its mission, disintegrated upon...
After two nights in Krakow, we were returning to Warsaw to finish our study trip to Jewish Poland. I packed, pulling out clothes for...
“That’s cool,” I said somewhat offhandedly to my son after he showed me something, well, cool. It’s not a word I use very often.
January 27th, the anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, is the day designated by the United Nations as International...
One Shabbat morning, to help explain the Torah portion, I taught my congregation how to fold a simple origami model.
Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States.
The more I learn about trees, the more I am blown away. These specimens of nature are the gift that keep on giving.
PQ: This was a Progressive Women’s March…so why don’t they call it that? On the morning of Jan. 20, some guy friends at my gym in...
I did not expect to hear a Torah teaching about the #MeToo movement in a Chasidic synagogue. Rabbi Reuven Wolf, however,
Fact No. 1: People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities,
There were many things that President Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem was not. It was not the start of the apocalypse.
Recently, investors who own roughly $2 billion in Apple stock wrote an open letter to the corporation expressing concern that iPhones and...
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, it has been said. My entire life is by all counts a visible rejection of this dictum,
I spend most of my time on Facebook criticizing the left. Pointing out all of the ways it has become illiberal.
The results of three separate, significant surveys on college students’ views of free speech and the First Amendment released...
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