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A modern heroine fights antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 1, 2021
(RNS) — If I had posters of heroes and heroines on my wall, Deborah Lipstadt would be there.

Why the Ben & Jerry’s meltdown?

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, the boycott is problematic. And it could have been worse.

‘My Unorthodox Life’: Meh

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — The Netflix series isn’t antisemitic or self-hating. But there are deeper questions to mine.

Loneliness stinks. Come back to your story.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 13, 2021
(RNS) — Alone and lonely. Two different things. Guess which one I hate.

If Rabbi Leo Baeck could survive Theresienstadt, we can survive COVID.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 6, 2021
You think that clergy had it bad during COVID? Try Theresienstadt.

Why Israel got to Surfside so fast

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 28, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, Israelis rushed to help in Surfside. Because that's the entire purpose of the Jewish people.

We are Surfside, Florida

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 25, 2021
(RNS) — Prayers come in the form of deeds. So do miracles. Let's hope.

The holy war against President Biden

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — President Biden deserves Communion. At least, this rabbi thinks so.

“In the Heights” is more Jewish than it seems

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 13, 2021
(RNS) — Your summer just got instantly better. Prepare to smile and weep.

How do we talk to young people about Israel and the Palestinians?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — An Israeli and a Palestinian walk into a Jewish summer camp. No joke.

The best news out of Israel this week!

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 4, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, 'Bye, Bye Bibi.' But, dig a little deeper and prepare to be moved.

Jews need to get woke

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 2, 2021
The International Morality Country Club -- is it still restricted?

Happy 80th birthday, Bob Dylan!

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 24, 2021
(RNS) — The Dylan song we need. Right now.

Charles Grodin and the Jewish question

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 20, 2021
The late Charles Grodin was great in The Heartbreak Kid. It was a commentary on American Judaism.

The most radical Jewish thinker of our time has died

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — He was outrageous — a theological rebel, stunning in his thinking, difficult — and prophetic.
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