Voices

Submissions from members of our community. (Archived columns from Bulletin columnists).

Ideas and Impressions: CNN and Fox News are worlds apart

By Jason Moscovitz

As an avid news watcher, I recently discovered something I should have known a long time ago. To really understand the straight-out insanity in the country to the south of us, it is essential to watch Fox News – the ‘state broadcaster’ for the Donald Trump regime.

Focus on Fitness: Include health and fitness plans in the new year

By Gloria Schwartz

The High Holidays may look and feel different this year given the pandemic, but that does not mean observances and celebrations must cease entirely. Jews around the world are using their creativity and perseverance to find new and still meaningful ways to connect and refl…

From the Pulpit: Kehillat Beth Israel invests in community

By Rabbi Eytan Kenter, Kehillat Beth Israel

The last half-year has been unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. It has changed every one of our lives in significant ways, and the synagogue has been no exception. For five months, worship services happened virtually rather than in…

Modern Mishpocha: Rosh Hashanah and the new school year

By Jenny T. Burns

The new year is upon on. The leaves on our trees will begin to turn red and gold, the air is crisp, and we are starting to crave crunchy apples and hearty soups. It’s time for Rosh Hashanah, for sweet treats, round challah and the sound of the shofar.

Yet, it is also ti…

Guest Column: Love has no borders – OK, maybe one

By Joshua Finn

With the raging COVID-19 pandemic leading to the closure of the Canada-U.S. border, Ottawa-born Davina Finn and David Hecht, of Maryland, knew they would have to change their wedding plans. The couple, who live in New York City and met at a Shabbat dinner at the Manhattan JCC…