September 19, 2019

Year in Review 2018: Top Stories

The Jewish community and Jewish Journal were busy this year. Take a look back to see what we were reporting on in 2018.

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“Zioness Movement Joins Women’s March” By Kelly Hartog Jan. 17

Well-wishers place mementos the day students and parents arrive for voluntary campus orientation at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for the coming Wednesday’s reopening, following last week’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, U.S., February 25, 2018. REUTERS/Angel Valentin

“So, What The Hell Do We Do Now?” By Ben Shapiro Feb. 15


“Before Insulting Israel, Natalie Portman Should Have Done Her Homework”
By David Suissa April 19



“Lucia, Survivor / 24415”
The last Holocaust survivor in Rhodes, Greece.

“Photographer Trains Her Eye on Vanishing Jewish Communities”
By Danielle Berrin May 16


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“How My Graduation Was Ambushed” By Morin Zaray May 22


“Why Tikkun Olam Can’t Fix American Judaism” By Gil Troy July 18



“Dear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” By Karen Lehrman Block Aug. 15



Linda Sarsour speaking onstage during the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C, Jan. 21, 2017. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

“Sarsour: American Muslims Shouldn’t ‘Humanize’ Israelis”
By Aaron Bandler Sept. 6



From left: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Roseanne Barr and David Suissa discuss “Is America a Forgiving Nation?”
(Photo courtesy of World Values Network)

“Roseanne: Between the ‘Sacred and the Profane’” By Ryan Torok Sept. 26



Mourners react during a memorial service at the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh, a day after 11 worshippers were shot dead at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

“My Name Is Jew, and I Want My Name Back” By Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles Oct. 28



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“Weekend Chuppah in the Midst of a Fire” By Debra L. Eckerling Nov. 12


“Silent Pain: Depression Within the Persian Community” By Tabby Refael Dec. 14


See more from our Year in Review here.