Opinion - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

back Side Panel
Israel approves ‘Gospel Trail’ cable car

Israel approves ‘Gospel Trail’ cable car

Posted:

Israel’s cabinet has approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the l…

Ancient Hebrew seals from Judean kingdom unearthed

Ancient Hebrew seals from Judean kingdom unearthed

Posted:

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David.

The importance of educating our children

The importance of educating our children

Posted:

Parshah Nitzavim-Vayelech, Deuteronomy 29:9–31:30

Why do bad hurricanes happen to good people?

Posted:

Why do bad hurricanes happen to good people?

Searching for meaning from an unsettling year

Posted:

Irma. Harvey. Charlottesville. They are the names given to three extraordinary and deadly events, which all happened in the last few weeks. An…

How to help Houston

Posted:

The size and devastation of Hurricane Harvey came as a surprise. The scenes of catastrophic flooding were barely comprehensible as one of the …

What I do matters, especially today

Posted:

When I saw the images and heard the video of the young white supremacist men parading with lit torches around the campus of the University of …

Complaining rabbis got outmaneuvered by Trump

Posted:

What is a Jewish group supposed to do when it wants to make a principled statement to the president of the United States? How aggressive shoul…

Where are the Confederate Jewish monuments?

Where are the Confederate Jewish monuments?

Posted:

The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly about protecting the Robert E. Lee statue. It included demonstrators chanting, “Je…

Bye bye Bannon

Posted:

Alternately described in the press as a political Svengali, the id of President Donald Trump and the soul of the arch-conservative wing of the…

The Primacy of Togetherness

Posted:

Though we possess different values, identities, beliefs, histories and aspirations, Americans are bound together in a “social fabric” — eviden…

We Do Not Stand Idly By

Posted:

This past Saturday, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists united in Charlottesvile, Virginia. Among their hateful and inciting messages was the cha…

This is our America

Posted:

The white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville last weekend were at once a pathetic group of notorious hate-mongers, while at the same …

Protecting immigrants

Posted:

Five years ago, the U.S government began implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive order deferring deportation for U.S. reside…

I did not march for hate

Posted:

When I took part in the Women’s March in January, I marched because I believe that women’s rights are human rights, and I was proud to do so. …

Homeless American Jews

Posted:

I visited my 95-year-old uncle, Samuel, in a nursing home in France in 2015. The nursing home was guarded by soldiers full time, as are all Je…

Tempest on a flag pole

Posted:

“Palestinian flag flies over Camp Solomon Schechter.” The implication of that headline, which showed up last week on numerous blogs and online…

Responding Jewishly to new U.S. position on climate pact

Posted:

President Donald J. Trump has received well-deserved condemnation from leaders of many nations, governors and mayors, environmentalists, corpo…

To the editor

Posted:

I read Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz’s article “Ask Why We Mourn on Tisha B’av” (July 28 issue of Jewish News) and was greatly disturbed.

A solution in search of a problem

Posted:

President Trump, as our nation’s “disrupter in chief,” has a particular genius for discovering problems where none exist. Case in point was hi…