Society

It's a Mistake to Ban Holocaust Denial

A government that can criminalize Holocaust denial this week can criminalize other opinions next week.

Pharaoh, Putin and Why This Passover is Different

Again, a despot brainwashes a nation into committing atrocities against an innocent people. But in Poland, we discover history does not have to repeat itself.

Why Is an Award-Winning Russian Journalist Fighting for Ukraine?

A former correspondent for the LA Times put down his pen and picked up a rifle, taking a stand in what he calls “a battle between good and evil.”

Six Million People Have Died from Covid

OP-ED: Let’s mark this haunting milestone by strengthening our resolve to fill our lives with meaning and love.

We Have to Talk About Charvona

Why do we have to remember the most forgettable guy in the whole Purim story?

Who Needs “Denazification”?

Russia invaded Ukraine for its own imperialist reasons. Ukraine, like other sovereign nations, has the right to chart its own destiny.

Helping Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

In Krakow, Rabbi Avi Baumol is aiding Ukrainian refugees.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky: Six Facts

Ukraine’s youthful and unconventional Jewish president is inspiring his nation.

A Refugee’s Secret Act of Kindness

Having fled Italy in 1939, Isaac Kinek was very sensitive to the needs of the underdog.

Nazi Salute Stirs Controversy in Alabama

Jewish student posts footage from class and opens opportunity for community dialogue, education.

The Uyghurs: The Essential Facts Everyone Should Know

China has been accused of committing genocide against the Uyghurs. Here’s what you need to know, and what you can do about it.

Judaism and Privacy

The more valuable and treasured something is, the more private and protected we keep it.

Jews and the Civil Rights Movement

The Black community continued to face discrimination under the racist Jim Crow laws in the South which led to the civil rights movement. Jews across the United States, by overwhelming majority, joined the cause to end segregation and supported the civil rights cause.

Whoopie, What Were You Thinking?

Whoopie Goldberg isn’t an antisemite; she’s ignorant.

The American Couple who Risked Everything to Help Holocaust Refugees

Only five Americans were honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous of the Nations. This is the story of two of them.

Not Safe Anymore: Rapper Responds to Texas Terror Attack

We fight for humans but at the same time, attacks on Jews are more than half of the hate crimes.

On the Other Side of Hate: A Former Nazi Speaks Out

After the synagogue attack in Texas, former Nazi TM Garret says we can rise above fear.

The Other Side of the Physician’s Desk

With her daughter failing to thrive, a pediatrician is submerged in a world of uncertainty, support groups and advocacy.

When Bob Saget Wrote Me a Letter and Rocked My World

The kind actor personally responded to my letter and taught me a valuable lesson that I’ve always remembered.

“Covid Rage” and the Breakdown of Civil Behavior

The accumulated tension, stress and fear of Covid has given rise to a seething anger that has gripped a significant part of the population.

5 Steps to Making Effective New Year’s Resolutions

A psychologist’s insights on creating a path for real change.

Politics or Spirituality: What Is an Antidote to Youth Suicide?

Jamie Raskin’s son had everything going for him. What was missing?

"Welcome to Holland" and the Cosmic Travel Agent

Having a special needs child has been compared to planning a vacation to Italy and somehow landing in Holland. What happens if you're too distraught to leave the plane?

Marijuana and Judaism: What Does Jewish Law Say about the Subject?

Medical marijuana is permissible, but recreational use prevents us from being our best selves.

The One-Woman Battle Against Pro-Nazi Bias on Wikipedia

For years Ksenia Coffman has been fighting to correct pro-Nazi distortions on Wikipedia.

Returning $1,000 Floating in the Air

Two Chicago teens found $1,000 blowing in the wind outside their Jewish school.

Is Hanukkah Overrated?: This Video Will Make Your Holiday More Meaningful

Why do we go all out thanking God for the small miracle of the oil?

In Defense of Having Babies

Child-freedom combines the freedom from responsibility of being a child with the independence and means of being an adult. But can you really have your cake and eat it, too?

I, Pencil: The Movie

Can a single individual, working independently and from scratch, create an ordinary yellow pencil?

A Lesson in Compassion from Fauda’s Lior Raz

What could I do for someone who knew he would die soon? I knew Len loved Raz and so I decided to ask the Israeli actor for a favor.

People Love Dead Jews

Dara Horn's new book offers marvelous daggers of acerbic observations about being Jewish today.

To All Those Who Doubt You, Including Yourself

You don't have to listen to that voice that weighs you down, holds you back, or causes you to give up on your dreams.

Four Mood-Elevating Acts of Kindness My Friend Taught Me

Because good energy begets more good energy.

For Those in Recovery, Be a Blessing

Take whatever blessing you have and use it to become a blessing in other people’s lives.

Biases, Biases Everywhere: No News is Fair News

Like Alexei Navalny, most of us are subjected to a daily barrage of propaganda. The key difference is that ours is self-imposed.

PODCAST: Zero Percent: Why Are Jews So Successful?

What is the secret sauce of the Jewish people that explains their over-representation in so many arenas?

Heroism and the Ghost Army of WWII

Gilbert Seltzer, a veteran of a top secret Ghost Army troops, has died.

Why Were the Graves of So Many Jewish GIs Marked by a Cross?

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and a group of dedicated volunteers, Jewish heroes are finally being buried with a Star of David.

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