Guest Voices: jewish


Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Wolpe: List reminds us fight against hatred of Jews must remain alive

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects on Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list of anti-Semitic/anti-Israel slurs.

By David Wolpe  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi David Wolpe; anti-Semitism; Simon Wiesenthal Center; slurs; Jewish; anti-Israel

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012

The rise of a new religious America

In 2012, religious minorities became vocal in a society historically dominated by Protestantism.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles C. Haynes; religious America; politics; faith; religious America; religious diversity; religious landscape; Protestant; faith; Protestants; Protestantism; religious minority; Pew; Pew Forum; Sikh; Hindu; Buddhist; Jewish

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

In new book, statesman offers a blueprint for the next stage of the Jewish journey through history.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Menachem Z. Rosensaft; Stuart E. Eizenstat; The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States; Jimmy Carter; aliyah; Israel; Judaism

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Congress must protect the needy among us

Lawmakers are tasked with listening to the voices that are so often silenced, says a Md. rabbi.

By Stuart Weinblatt  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal cliff; politics; President Obama; Congress; lawmakers; Torah; Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; White House; Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt; Congregation B’nai Tzedek

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Christmas in Vermont

Family therapist reflects on holiday tradition that cements love amid a Catholic and Jewish family.

By Marion L. Usher  |  07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas in Vermont; Catholics; Jewish; Jews; Judaism; Christmas Eve; Vermont tradition; Christmas; families; family; Vermont; love; rituals

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 12/12/2012

A taste of Hanukkah

Life in the Holy Land | Writer in Israel reflects on a delicious part of the eight-day holiday.

By Daniela Deane  |  06:36 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniela Deane; Hanukkah; Chanukah; festival of lights; Jewish holiday; Holy Temple; Chanukkah or Chanuka

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Making meaning out of the holiday season

Talk about what is important and create your own ways to do acts of kindness, says a family therapist.

By Marion L. Usher  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chanukah; Hanukkah; Marion L. Usher; families; interfaith families; interfaith couples; extended family; Judaism; Jewish; Christian; Christianity;

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Crossing the cultural divide between Arabs and Jews through food and film

Film festival founder and activist reflects on cherishing and rejoicing in the riches of different cultures.

By Carole Zabar  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carole Zabar; Other Israel Film Festival; Arab hospitality; Israel; Zionism; Arab; Jewish

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 11/05/2012

No single way to sum up President Obama’s relationship to Israel

When we evaluate how friendly or hostile Obama has been to Israel, we must challenge ourselves to find merit in opposing views and uncover the subtleties that complete our examination.

By Mia Appelbaum  |  06:47 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel; Zionism; Jewish electorate; voters; presidential election; President Obama; Mia Appelbaum

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

Symposium at Georgetown explored how they may cast their ballots in the incoming election.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; politics; faith and values; faith and politics; Jewish voters; Jewish vote; Romney; Obama; Program for Jewish Civilization

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Why was Obama kvelling about Israel?

His repeated invocations of, and praise for, Israel leads me to believe that he will settle for nothing less than 7,478 percent of the Jewish vote come Nov. 6, 2012.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news; nation; election2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates2012; debate2012; grid; Israel; foreign policy; Jews; Jacques Berlinerblau; Jewish vote; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Bronfman: Why civil discourse is imperative for inter-Jewish dialogue

Activist hopes he has been able to encourage individuals poised to expand the boundaries of Jewish possibility.

By Edgar M. Bronfman  |  06:42 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jewish life; unity; Edgar Bronfman;

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

Today the world was born, a world that includes Christians, Muslims as well as agnostics and atheists.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rosh Hashanah; High Holy Days; Menachem Z. Rosensaft; Jewish New Year; religious tolerance; Judaism

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Shining a light in Odessa

I have been on many Jewish Federation missions, and each one reveals a new sense of inspiration.

By Susan K. Stern  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judaism; Jewish missions; Susan K. Stern; Shimon Peres; Ambassador Michael Oren; Jewish Federations of North America

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Author: ‘Problem of sexual abuse crosses all social groups, all religions’

Dawn Eden discusses how Catholic saints were pivotal in her road to recovery from sexual abuse.

By Gayle Trotter  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholic Church; Catholic; Jewish; sexual abuse; Dawn Eden; Gayle Trotter; My Peace I Give You

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Germany’s ban on circumcisions: Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse on the divisive court ruling

By David Wolpe  |  06:33 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  circumcision, Jewish, Judaism, David Wolpe

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/17/2012

My mother: A heroine of the Holocaust

During the ‘Days of Remembrance’ recalling a family member whose selflessness still inspires.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jewish, holocuast

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/06/2012

This Passover, whose side are you on?

The great moral test of life is not how we treat those who have power over us, but how we treat those over whom we have power.

By David Wolpe  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  passover, jewish