Tag: commentary

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Commentary: An Open Letter to Lena from Ben (Only)

Dear Lena,By Ben FalikI hope — and I hope that you’ll take me as sincere throughout — that this message finds you and...
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Commentary: Spread the Light

By Erika BocknekI write this hours after serving as a lamplighter at the eighth-annual Menorah in the D celebration. This was a true...
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Commentary: Taking the Next Step

Dorene WeisbergOn Sunday, Nov. 18, the Michigan Jewish Action Council, along with the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, presented “The...
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Commentary: Jewish Support for Trump has Eroded

By Berl FalbaumWe should be grateful for small favors.That refers to the diminished support for Donald Trump from Jews in the 2018 mid-term...
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Commentary: Another Shooting

Lola BelchinskyNo doubt, there is more good than bad in the world, but lately it has not felt that way: 307 mass shootings in...
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Commentary: What Does A Democratic House Mean For Israel?

Much of the talk this election season about a new crop of Democrats who hold views on Israel that run the gamut from skeptical...
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Commentary: What Pittsburgh Tells Us About the Jewish Future

When 11 Jews are gunned down in synagogue on Shabbat by a white nationalist, it’s hard to not believe that something fundamental has changed...
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Commentary: Reflections on the High Holy Days, 5779

The Kol Nidre service was beautiful, as always. The music was powerful, the sermon inspirational and the warmth of the Temple Israel community was...
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Commentary: An Interesting Read

Israeli Journalist and author Yossi Klein Halevi’s professional credentials suggest that he should be a cynic, always looking at the glass as half-empty.Yet, he...
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Commentary: It’s Time To Return To Civility

The toxic level of divisiveness in American political life today is driving families and friends apart and hurting our country. The hatefulness and intolerance...