Display your Hanukkah menorah!
By Jeffrey Salkin — December 5, 2023
(RNS) — More than ever before. It’s that important.
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(RNS) — As the old rock song put it: ‘War — what is it good for?’ It is a very old question and it is not easy to answer.
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(RNS) — May you know when to eat the leftovers, and when to make the compost pile, and may God give you the wisdom to know the difference.
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(RNS) — How to avoid toxic conversations at Thanksgiving. Here is a prayer that you can use.
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(RNS) — A historic day and its placards tell a very big Jewish story.
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By Jeffrey Salkin — November 14, 2023
(RNS) — Can young Jews respond to the anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses?
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To those who think that Jewish culture is only happening in North America and Israel: You're wrong.
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(RNS) — Thirty days later, there are sobering lessons, wake-up calls — and perhaps, hope.
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(RNS) — 'Who’ll be my role model, after my role model’s gone?' Paul Simon got that question absolutely right.
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By Jeffrey Salkin — November 2, 2023
How do we rebuild Jewish hope? A new book offers some tentative answers.
If Bob Dylan could sing about Israel and Hamas…
By Jeffrey Salkin — October 30, 2023
Listen to "Neighborhood Bully." It is the song we need to hear -- today.
Hollywood is speaking up for Israel
By Jeffrey Salkin — October 26, 2023
Celebrities are speaking out in defense of Israel against Hamas terror. Let's take it to the next level.
A minister and a rabbi walk into a bar, and condemn Hamas
By Jeffrey Salkin — October 24, 2023
Christian churches must unequivocally condemn Hamas terror.
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Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is an activist for Jewish ideas. A columnist, popular lecturer, and thought leader in the American rabbinate, he is the author of numerous books on Jewish spirituality and ethics. His new book on the future of liberal Judaism in America will be published in early 2024. His accompanying podcast, Martini Judaism, is available on Google, Apple and other sites.