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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

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.

03/16/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Opinion

How many of us realize that the organization founded in 1897 by Theodor Herzl to establish a modern Jewish state still exists? It’s called the World Zionist Organization, and it’s guided by resolutions of the World Zionist Congress, which convenes at four-year intervals.

03/16/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

“Do you have any resources for a 15-year-old gay yeshiva high school student?”

03/10/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

On Friday, March 13, Jews will gather in over 500 locations for the annual happening that has come to be known as “Shabbat Across America.” But in only one community, mine, will congregations ranging across the denominational spectrum from right to left come together for this event. True, Hillels do this kind of thing routinely, as do utopian gatherings like Limmud, and small, isolated communities where there is little choice. But otherwise, according to the organizers, we’re it. In a historic show of unity, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist and unaffiliated Jews will celebrate Shabbat. Over 300 people have signed up thus far, and the number is climbing.