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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

11/29/2016 - 16:12 | | Opinion

When the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn was founded in 1973, it had a worthy mission: to make healthy and affordable food available to everyone who wanted it. But recently, the Coop appears to have lost its way. In April, it suspended four loyal, long-time members for a whole year – three of them members from the Coop’s inception. The reason? Allegedly, the four disrupted a Coop meeting. But they were singled out from among hundreds of Coop members who vociferously objected to a hateful and bigoted anti-Israel presentation at a Coop meeting, which was aimed at getting the Coop to boycott an Israeli company called SodaStream.

11/29/2016 - 16:11 | | Opinion

I know that some, perhaps many, of you were aghast when Donald Trump was elected. Put that behind you. We have only one president, and whether we voted for him or not (I did not), we must do everything we can to support him. He is not only the leader of our country, he is the leader of the free world. His success is our success, and the world’s success.

11/29/2016 - 16:09 | | Opinion

First of all, I just want to say that I own a pair of your shoes, and they are fabulous — as was every outfit you wore on the campaign trail. You are certainly going to raise the fashion standards in D.C. Maybe we can finally retire those stiff Washington pantsuits for women. But enough of the girl talk. We’ve got business to do.

11/29/2016 - 16:08 | | Opinion

The results of the U.S. elections have left us reeling both as Americans and as Jews. Put simply, we face a dual challenge: How do we counsel our own community and allay its anxieties, and how do we address the incoming administration with respect to our concerns?

11/29/2016 - 16:06 | | Opinion

Let me start with empathy. It is going to be very hard to be a Jewish leader in these times. “Navigating a Trump Presidency” is not a class in Jewish professional school. You will be called upon to offer support, to make moral judgments, and to inspire (or even just calm) people when you yourself might feel entirely unsure of what the future holds.

11/29/2016 - 16:00 | | Opinion

I know, I am supposed to summon up thunderous rhetoric and blow the walls down with the whirlwind of my indignation. But can I take a second to make a very different point?