Voices

Nancy Kislin

Voices | With Summer Camp Canceled, Here’s How Jewish Parents Can Rise to the...

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By Nancy Kislin | JTA The announcement that Jewish summer camps will be closed this year has been tough on parents around the country. If...
Hen Mazzig

Voices | We Must Not Forget Vulnerable Jewish Communities

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By Hen Mazzig | JTA In pop culture, Jews are most often depicted as affluent, assimilated and Ashkenazi. Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld and Mrs. Maisel...
Melissa Hoffman

Voices | Our Post-Pandemic Shabbat Meals Should Include Far Less Meat

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By Melissa Hoffman | JTA Last year I wrote about how, as we come to terms with the existential threat of climate change, our joyous...
Rabbi Charles L. Arian

Voices | Why We Cannot Do It as We Always Have

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By Rabbi Charles L. Arian The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged synagogues and rabbis to respond creatively. Services are not as easy as, “Add Zoom and...
Dan Dinkin

Voices | The Great Virtual Camporee of 2020

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By Dan Dinkin “Be Prepared” is the scouting motto. It guides youth and adult leadership training in teaching us to “have a Plan B.” The COVID-19...
Benj Pasek

Voices | Does It Really Take a Plague to Make Jewish Art Accessible?

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By Benj Pasek Much of my work has not been explicitly Jewish, or Jewish at all, in nature. Long before I helped to create “Dear...

Voices | We Can Show Our Appreciation for Frontline Workers as We Repair Our...

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By Randi Weingarten | JTA These past few months have surely tested our understanding of the Talmudic saying to save one life is to save...
an elderly man

Voices | When Did Elderly People Like Me Become Disposable?

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By Paul Socken | JTA The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is shaking the world in disturbing ways. As someone who is no longer young, I find...
young woman organizes donated food

Voices | What Needs to Be Done to Address Food Insecurity

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By Liz Kanter Groskind Just a few weeks ago, Jews around the world celebrated Passover in new and creative ways. At least one Passover tradition...

Israel’s Unity Government is a Big Win for Netanyahu — and Questionable for Gantz

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By Moshe Koplow | JTA After three Israeli elections in the course of 12 months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz have finally...