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11/15/2016 - 16:09 | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

‘Doubling down’ on racial injustice. Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

11/15/2016 - 11:45 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

America, I hardly knew you.

When the Jewish community awoke to the news of the election of Donald Trump, we came face-to-face with the realization that there is an America that we don’t know. Americans whose narrative is not our own, an electoral majority of our country who have fears, hopes and dreams, different than ours. This week those of us in the liberal echo chamber of our community have been served a plateful of humble pie.

11/10/2016 - 10:31 | | Opinion

11/09/2016 - 12:25 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

We woke up this morning to a Kristallnacht anniversary unlike any other.  Many historians believe that the pogrom of November 9, 1938, the night when Jewish businesses and houses of worship all over Germany were shattered by Nazi hooligans, paved the way for the Holocaust that followed.   Some say it gave license to the overt racism that fueled the Nazi machine, making the mass murder of Jews inevitable.

11/08/2016 - 16:41 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Following is an excerpt from remarks delivered at the Hannah Senesh Day School Gala in April. In May we published Steinhardt’s op-ed, “Day Schools Should Emphasize Secular Education,” also based on the Hannah Senesh speech.

11/06/2016 - 09:38 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel were “prophetic voices” in the 1960s. In the photo we see them crossing the Pettus Bridge together in a Civil Rights march in Selma, Alabama in 1965. They both fought against racism and bigotry. And they both held their ground for what they believed in; for what was right.