Jewish Holidays

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A Chanukah Gift for Free

December 15th, 2016 | by WMJledger

  By Mark Dov Shapiro I’ve just had a delightful experience teaching about Judaism. The students were enthusiastic. There was a real buzz in the room. Lots of questions, comments, and energy. The topic was “Justice ... Read More


A New Experience at the Wall

February 18th, 2016 | by WMJledger

My relationship with the Western Wall The first time I saw the Western Wall was in 1973.  We were on a family vacation to Israel, and on the eve of my 11th birthday our family made ... Read More

Op-Ed Columns

The dangers of the Iran nuclear accord

July 23rd, 2015 | by WMJledger

By Abraham H. Foxman NEW YORK (JTA) – Today is the last day of my long tenure as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. It has been a highly satisfactory and meaningful 28 years as director ... Read More

MA News

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This Election Day, Vote Yes on Question 4

November 3rd, 2014 | by WMJledger

By Rabbi Neil Hirsch Carol, a congregant at my synagogue, is a 5th grade teacher in the Framingham public schools who has recently gotten into the habit of glancing at her watch at 11:30 AM. That’s ... Read More


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Obama’s ‘empathy’ won’t stop genocide

May 15th, 2014 | by WMJledger

By Rafael Medoff/JNS.org In his May 7 remarks upon receiving an award for fighting genocide, President Barack Obama explained why he is not fighting genocide. He didn’t mean it to sound quite that way, of course. ... Read More

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