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Should religion influence abortion policy?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 23, 2022
(RNS) — Your theological claim cannot be the law of the land. This is America and this is 2022.

What I learned when I got COVID

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 18, 2022
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The Pulitzer winner is also the most compelling Jewish novel of the past year

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — It just won the Pulitzer for fiction. It is either a tour de force, or a tour de farce. You decide.

Is Paul Simon Jewish? Or ‘Jew-ish’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — You can take the boy out of Queens. Can you take Queens out of the boy?

For Israel, hope wins over mockery

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 5, 2022
Israel's #2 song -- a hidden historical nugget.

Why Roe v. Wade must stand

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — An anguished plea for choice and moral autonomy. Before it is too late.

‘Russian Doll’ is the story of Jewish history

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 2, 2022
(RNS) — We live our lives as stories within stories. This Netflix series shows you why.

An old synagogue in Krakow could heal our social ills

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — From the cobblestone streets, a lesson in religious (and cultural) diversity.

Poland and the Jews. It’s complicated.

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Yes, these bones can live.

Your life is a seder, and its story is a haggadah

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 22, 2022
No human story is ever complete. We always wind up skipping some pages.

‘I hate the Russians’

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 21, 2022
(RNS) — Can you blame a Ukrainian Jewish refugee for not singing ‘Kumbaya’?

Hey, New York Times — leave my God alone!

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — I like snark. But theo-snark? Not so much.

What I learned at the Ukraine-Poland border

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 14, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Never forget what your eyes have seen.’ Those words from Deuteronomy speak to me, louder than ever.

Amy Schumer is more Jewish than she thinks

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 9, 2022
(RNS) — How do I know? I was her rabbi.
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