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Bernie Sanders’ Exit Is A Painful Necessity For Jews

The orthodoxy of Bernie-ism no longer mandated Medicare For All and a Green New Deal, but a sharp disdain for Jewish people-hood.

Haredim Are Being Scapegoated for Coronavirus in Israel

Well done, Israeli media. After the deluge of negative headlines over the last two weeks, when COVID-19 is finally beaten back, it will be the...

The Debate About Israeli Annexation is Disingenuous

American Jews protesting the prospect of Israeli action to formalize its hold on territory aren’t defending chances for peace or a realistic plan to achieve it.

My Religion Pivoted To Zoom. Will My Faith, Too?

Three times a day, six times a week, my shul convenes on Zoom for minyan-less minyan.

This Year, Let’s Sing the Sephardic Bibhilu at Every Seder Table

In these pandemic times, as we prepare for Passover seders that will be unlike any other, we can all use a special blessing. Well, I...

I Had to Choose Between Passover Food and Paying My Bills

The money I would have spent on Pesach groceries is now being spent on ensuring I have a stable internet connection.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Not The Enemy

While there is room for criticism of how Haredi leaders have handled the coronavirus epidemic, the discourse reeks of prejudice.

As Loneliness Grows, What We Can Learn from Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust survivors know what it's like to feel helpless and alone. Here is their advice for surviving COVID-19.

The Guardian: Trump Is a Nazi and Jews Are His Enablers

To compare Trump — the father of a Jewish daughter and grandfather to three Jewish grandchildren — to Lindbergh/Hitler is an affront to the memory of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis.


Confronting Coronavirus: A Struggle Between Life and Death

Jewish religion teaches that life is the most precious element in existence. Life itself is grounded in God,  the source of life, who sustains...

Is Coronavirus Really “Dismantling the Ultra-Orthodox Model?” Questions and Comments

This is a crisis in Charedi society — a crisis that is shaking the foundations of the entire Charedi society.

A Silver Lining Playbook for a Pandemic Passover

The fact that the coronavirus pandemic is an accelerating disaster is no longer in doubt. Nearly half of the world is on lockdown. In America,...

Leave Anne Frank Alone

While doctors scramble for protective equipment, laid-off workers pray for their next paycheck, and over 6,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, people are cracking...

Alone on Passover? Me Too.

When it comes to Passover I’ve been totally spoiled over the years. As a standup comic who performs at various resorts over the holiday,...

Where is God During This Pandemic?

The Coronavirus has once more confronted us with the absence of God in modern times. This absence is often seen as the cause for...

Creative Uses of High Tech When Quarantined for Passover

“In an age of social distancing, am I still allowed to open the door for Elijah the Prophet?” Although this question may be amusing, the...

My Passover Miracle

Can we “manifest” reality? My daughter, the Vegan Hippie Queen, believes so. She always says if you envision what you really want or need,...

Pandemic: One Teen’s Perspective

These days, it feels like we are living in a science-fiction movie. If just a few months ago someone said the entire world basically...

We Teens Are Combating The Pandemic By Befriending Our Elders

As teenagers, it is hard to comprehend the irreparable mark this coronavirus will have on our generation. We are in the middle of a...

COVID-19 and the American Jewish Economic Crisis

American Jewry is facing a financial and structural crisis. The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be devastating to the American Jewish communal...

What if Our Only Seder Guest This Year Is Elijah?

Many of us celebrate the launch of Passover with seder meals and a wide array of special guests: family, friends, colleagues and dear souls...

Ma Nishtana? How This Passover is Going to be Different From All Others

On all other Passovers, we might have celebrated with family and friends. On all other Passovers, memories of growing up around the seder table,...

As Coronavirus Influences Pesach, We Need Spiritual Rebalance Now More Than Ever

Kicking off the first month of our Hebrew calendar with Nisan’s new moon, we usher in a time of seasonal rebalance and realignment. Amid a...

On Coronavirus, We Are Shooting First, Asking Questions Later

Most Americans fall into one of three groups when it comes to the surreal and terrible Coronavirus event we are experiencing. The first group believes...

The Jewish Response to the Coronavirus, 9/11 and Our Son’s Bar Mitzvah

It was Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. I’d just slipped into my tennis skirt when my neighbor called and told me to turn on the...

A Long Way to Find Your Bashert

When someone in a Jewish family marries his or her bashert, the Yiddish designation implies that the union of the two lovers was pre-ordained...

Living in Petri Dishes, We Must Flatten the Curve

Earlier this month, Pat James, 77, started to feel sick in the duplex he shared with his wife, Jean, at the Texas Masonic Retirement...

Coronavirus and the Paradox of Social Distancing

Until the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of “social distancing” likely never crossed your mind. But today, from Singapore to the UK,...

Europe on Lockdown From COVID-19

Empty toilet paper shelves, empty seats at restaurants, empty desks in schools. These emerging iconic coronavirus images have become commonplace in Europe as the continent...

New Articles

Zoom Provides Update Addressing Zoombombing

The video conferencing platform Zoom made available a security update to help users prevent Zoombombing. Zoombombing is when people disrupt a call, often with anti-Semitic...

Coronavirus Kills 15 At Amsterdam’s Jewish Old-Age Home

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — At least 15 people have died at the main Jewish elderly home in Amsterdam and another 22 are infected with the...

Swastika Found on Boston-Area Chabad

A swastika was found on a Chabad in the Boston area on April 5. A man can be seen on surveillance footage at around 1:40...

UK Jewish Newspapers Fold in Harsh Economic Climate

The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News in the United Kingdom announced on Wednesday that they will fold.

Wiesenthal Center Demands Social-Media Giants Delete Viral Anti-Semitic Posts

"The coronavirus pandemic may be new, but Jews have a long and tragic history of being accused of spreading deadly viruses.”
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