Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Aryeh Cohen


RBG and the Lone Dissent

Ginsburg’s legacy is that brilliance, tenacity and vision matter.

Defunding the Police Means Reclaiming Safety

The ultimate safety of all communities, including the Jewish community, will not come from relying on a militarized police force.

White People Must Learn Nonviolence Before We Demand It Of Others

“Shun evil and do good” the Psalmist charges (Psalms 34:14). OK, we say, but why is that a two-step process? Why not just “do...

President Trump and the Meaning of Personal Penitence

President Donald Trump’s reactions to the recent massacre by a white nationalist in El Paso came to mind the other night at my local...

First Step or Last Step?

It seems as if all of political D.C. has broken out in song over the First Step Act of 2018. Finally, a bipartisan piece...

The Cries of a Child

In 2015, the picture of a 3-year-old, Aylan Kurdi, wearing a bright red shirt, blue pants and sneakers, lying face down in the surf near...

Do Justice or Go Home

There is a disturbing story of rabbinic apathy in the Babylonian Talmud (Shabbat 55a) in which Rabbi Yehudah is learning from Rabbi Shmuel. (These aren’t...

Going Where Justice Calls

Every day since Donald Trump rescinded the Dream Act, one hundred twenty dreamers have lost their DACA protections. This means that they can be...

Oppose Charter Amendment C—and strengthen democracy

Did you know that there is an election on May 16? Don’t beat up on yourself if you didn’t, most of your fellow citizens...

Make America just (again)

At the height of the escape from Egypt, the Israelites are encamped on the banks of the Reed Sea and the Egyptians are bearing...

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Columbia BDS Referendum Passes

It passed with around 61% of the vote.

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Members of the national legislatures of Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are part of the panel.

Israel Has More per Capita Deaths From the Coronavirus Each Day Than the U.S.

Israel’s daily rate over the last week has been an average of 3.5 deaths per million people. The U.S. rate was 2.2 deaths per million.

VIDEO: Skirball Cultural Center Hosts One Day Only Outdoor RBG Memorial

On Friday, Sept. 25 the Skirball Cultural Center held a socially distant RBG memorial display on its front steps, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.