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Jul 8, 2018, 5:46 PM
Why I’m Not Studying Abroad
Studying abroad junior year of college has become a bit of a cliché. Hypothetically, it’s a great opportunity for young people to learn about another country and themselves. I genuinely think that everyone should study abroad if they can....
Jul 8, 2018, 2:59 PM
Reflections From The 2018 ROI Summit
Throughout my professional journey in the past decade, moving from non-profits to Government, to private sector, from working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to large corporations, then back to “start-up land”, and above all – building my own business — I have...
Alan D. Abbey
Jul 8, 2018, 12:02 PM
Jewish journalists have Israel’s back and wish Israel had theirs
The authors surveyed journalists for Jewish media in more than 20 countries across eastern and western Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. This is the second of three articles, reviewing the study's findings. The full study, A World...
Jul 7, 2018, 12:55 AM
No Future For American Jews
At the risk of sounding fatalist, I do not believe there is a viable future for American Jews. Let me explain, because I'm an American Jew, and far be it from me to preach doom and gloom to my...
Robert L. Wolkoff
Jul 6, 2018, 11:18 PM
Liberal Jews Cause Earthquakes. Who Knew?
It is no coincidence that Parshat Pinchas, which centers on blind zealotry, always comes during the build up to Tisha B’av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem—which was destroyed, the rabbis tell us, because of sinat...
Jul 5, 2018, 11:10 PM
How do you inherit your heritage? Ritual!
Jokes and borscht from my parents' Russia pale in comparison to the customs and practices of Judaism
Jul 5, 2018, 9:36 PM
It's Jew vs. Jew in NY local politics
With Trump in the White House, decency is not inevitable, unless each one of us is willing to fight for it
Jul 5, 2018, 4:50 PM
Fireflies and everyday magic
Last Shabbat, one of my rabbis addressed the pervasive unease that seems to infect just about everyone we know. The feeling of not-quite-rightness, of doubt, even of fear, that haunts so many of us. It’s not just about politics,...
Jul 5, 2018, 11:37 AM
Making millennials proud of Israel
It seems as though we wake up every other morning to the news of a new “crisis” that is breaking down the relationship between Israel and the American Jewish community. Coalition politics and religious observance continue to mix in unnatural...
Jessica Levine Kupferberg
Jul 4, 2018, 8:38 PM
On the 4th, from afar
You feel comfortable to me, America, because I stayed with you so long I can't be me without you