Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

03/24/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

On the morning after last week’s Israeli elections, Knesset member Zehava Gal-On wrote the following to supporters of Meretz, the left-wing party she chairs:

03/24/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

What will Jews do this year?

Passover is a time of joy and freedom, anticipation and redemption. And because we are strong and free, we can afford one pointed flash of anger. After the meal, we traditionally open the door for Elijah and say three biblical verses of vindictiveness that begin “Pour out Your wrath…” Shfokh hamatkha al ha-goyim. We crave justice. We seek revenge. We ask that our enemies get their just desserts for all of the irrational hatred we’ve suffered. We note the spilled venom of centuries that has taken innocent Jewish lives.

03/24/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

What’s a three-word phrase that celebrates freedom? How about this: At your service. The ability and willingness to serve lies at the heart of the Passover story and remains so to this very day.

03/18/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

The feature film “Selma” and the fickle nature of identity politics have reminded Jews that it’s easy to be forgotten in the struggle for civil rights. With movie magic, Jewish participation was edited out, left on the cutting room floor like an inconsequential plot.

03/18/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

While reading the recent article in the Jewish Week (“Charedi Leader Opens Door On Metzitzah,” March 3), I couldn’t shake the feeling I’d fallen down the rabbit hole.