Mark Jacobs

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Goodbye 5780 – It Wasn’t All So Bad

Mark Jacobs gives a shortlist of some things that happened this past year that can uplift our Jewish souls. A friend recently sent me a...

Rush to Judgement

We do great harm to ourselves when we’re so quick on the trigger. Who among us hasn’t heard of a Jewish family where certain members...

A Monumental Shame

Mark Jacobs addresses the debate over renaming monuments and places and asks Jews to join the debate with a "profound sense of empathy."

What Can Ordinary People Do to End Racism? Plenty!

We can then make a personal oath that we must take action, beginning today. “There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Buffalo Springfield,...

Fighting Anti-Semitism in Sweatpants and Slippers

Some anti-Semites around the world are already blaming the Jews for the coronavirus. No one who has seen the classic film Casablanca can forget the...

The Faces of the Dead

We should remember the lessons of the Life Magazine cover story from 51 years ago. On June 27, 1969, during the peak of the Vietnam...