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Recently, as I’ve done for 32 years, I stopped to think about Marilyn Klinghoffer. Although she was briefly a household name, I remember her because she changed my life.

Barbara Solomon Josselsohn
Black and white archival image of a Nazi march down East 86th Street in NYC on October 30th 1939

The Oscar-nominated short film A Night at the Garden is a documentary short about a massive pro-Nazi rally that happened in Madison Square Garden 80 years ago this week.

B. Lana Guggenheim
Teen girl facing away from the camera in a shirt that reads STRONGER in front of a seated audience of other teens

I want to be open about my faith so that others may not have to experience the same hardships my family went through.

Anonymous
A crowd at the Women's March

The upcoming Women’s March has prompted challenging and heartfelt conversations and raised myriad questions. As one might expect, we are not of one mind.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
Star of David on wrought iron gate leading to old cemetery

The 25th anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List has reignited criticism as well as praise for the Oscar-winning film.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Lit Hanukkah candles in the foreground; out of focus hanukkiyah in the background

Coming so soon after the massive trauma in Pittsburgh, how would Hanukkah be felt in the hearts and spirits of the people there?

Alden Solovy
Shards of broken glass

Today Jews will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass), the first large-scale attack on German Jews in the Third Reich.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Street view of Tree of Life Congregation building in Pittsburgh

It was Sunday morning. There should have been parents dropping off children for Sunday school, people out walking dogs, running, biking. Instead it was just… silent.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Group of people gathered at a gravesite in a cemetery

In the wake of the murder of 11 Jews at prayer, congregations and communities have gathered in sanctuaries and in parks and on street corners to mourn the victims.

Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin, Ph.D.
Teen wearing Converse and holding backpack against a brick wall

On Saturday night, I asked my 15-year-old son how he was doing. Was he scared? Overwhelmed?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham with Dr. Betsy Stone

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