Op-Ed Columns

Why Rashida Tlaib matters

September 5th, 2018 | by WMJledger

By Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS) – Sometimes the most important trends are those demonstrated by a lack of reaction, rather than a storm of protest. Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic nominee and all-but-certain winner of a Michigan ... Read More

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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