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Op-Ed Columns

Op-Ed Columns

College doesn’t turn Jews away from Judaism

May 17th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz (JTA) – In a recent analysis of U.S. religious groups, the Pew Research Center reported that the most educated American Jews are also the least religious. In considering these findings, it’s tempting to think that secular ... Read More


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Intersectionality’s demonization of Jews

April 26th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Joshua Sharf/JNS.org In the Venn diagram of intersectionality, one group doesn’t intersect the others. “Intersectionality” is the left-wing word of the day. Academically, it means various identity-based “oppressions” overlap and interact to reinforce each other. ... Read More


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“Be fleet as an eagle”

April 26th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Boy Scouts of America enhances the spiritual lives of today’s Jewish youth By Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser “Be as bold as a leopard, fleet as an eagle, swift as a deer, and strong as a lion ... Read More


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Thoughts on Teaching the Holocaust

April 19th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray There are more questions than answers. Perhaps there are no good answers anyway, but we must ask the questions to remain human. Elie Wiesel of blessed memory was the teacher of teachers, ... Read More


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The surge in antisemitism? Here’s how to stop it

March 15th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Daniel Elbaum and Marc Stern (JTA) — Almost daily accounts of vandalized cemeteries, spray-painted swastikas and bomb threats to JCCs and other Jewish agencies have naturally evoked considerable alarm. Clearly, we must never reconcile ourselves ... Read More


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