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What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew? kbkaput June 18, 2021

While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.

My Father Was a Quiet Man

My Father Was a Quiet Man jstern June 17, 2021

My father was a quiet man. He was not one to engage in philosophical or

Vaccination: A Jewish Obligation

Vaccination: A Jewish Obligation jstern June 15, 2021

Initially, there was a rush for people to be able to get the vaccine. We

Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope

Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope jstern June 15, 2021

On Sunday, Israel’s Knesset narrowly voted in Israel’s 36th government with Naftali Bennett as the nation’s 13th prime minister, unseating the incumbant Benjamin Netanyahu.