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Professor Marty Rochester, columnist of the Jewish Light, is a perfect example why the 1619 voluminous report published by The New York Times (in cooperation with the Smithsonian and the Pulitzer Center that the professor fails to mention) charges our educational system guilty of malpractice…

The always tumultuous Middle East is on overdrive, with several major crises exploding at the same time. The instability on several fronts can be grouped under

The Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation. And I will bless you. And I will make your name great, and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and curse those t…

On Nov. 13, Congregation B’nai Amoona will host a program sponsored by J Street and the New Israel Fund with Breaking the Silence, known in Hebrew as “Shovrim Shtika.” There is much controversy as to whether or not mainstream Jewish organizations should allow Breaking the Silence (BtS) to sp…

I found the column written by Professor J. Martin Rochester, “Are we exaggerating racism?” (Oct 30. edition of the St. Louis Jewish Light), to be deeply disturbing. I am of the opinion that the persistence of systemic racism in America remains a leading problem. The very nature of the racist…

Friction between American Jews and Israel has never been greater. The divide between these two branches of the Jewish people has been exacerbated by differences about religious pluralism, the peace process, as well as over opinions about President Donald Trump as blue state American Jewry vi…

Rabbi who lost congregants in Pittsburgh shooting discusses the long road to healing

Every year, I struggle with the justice of the flood story. What was so bad about this society that the only option available to God was complete destruction, save Noah and his family? Isn’t there always hope for teshuvah, repentance, and realizing that a change is not only necessary, but po…

Did you know that, according to increasingly accepted notions of racism in America, not only Donald Trump but also Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and all the other current Democratic presidential candidates and, indeed, you, dear reader, are all racist?

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