Joel Block: The Honest Struggle

Joel Block: The Honest Struggle All of us, throughout our lives, often have to make choices between what we think we ought to do and what we think is good for us.  This pandemic has only exacerbated that dilemma.  I am a committed Reform Jew, and that means that I believe that it is incumbent upon me, and all [...]

2020-09-15T15:15:04-07:00September 21st, 2020|

Amy Katz: On the Front Lines in Portland

Amy Katz: On the Front Lines in Portland I was shot last week. I was shot in the early morning on July 29, while walking in a single file line with about 10 other journalists: our hands in the air waving our press passes, which was highly redundant since we all had PRESS or NEWS [...]

2020-09-15T15:00:24-07:00August 6th, 2020|

Susan Rakov: Covid Wanderings

Susan Rakov: Covid Wanderings That first week, the moment I break down is when I get the email that CBB is closing its doors.  I was involved in a painful decision a few days before to close down 50 offices and cancel thousands of summer jobs, but the emotional impact hits when I read that [...]

2020-09-15T14:46:15-07:00July 16th, 2020|

Lorne Fienberg: A Note on Covid-19

Lorne Fienberg: A Note on Covid-19 Indulge me for a minute. Find a quiet place and read one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems -- out loud: I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as [...]

2020-09-15T14:36:57-07:00June 29th, 2020|

Amy Katz: Covering the Black Lives Matter Protests in D.C.

Hi everyone! Made it to Washington yesterday, and so glad I am here! It is overwhelmingly amazing to be here! Last night, a man climbed up on the traffic light with a bullhorn and gave a beautiful speech to the crowd at Black Lives Matter Square, the area in front of the White House, that Trump has barricaded off with a double iron fence. In his speech, he mentioned this movement is for all people, and talked about especially honoring women of all color, and then mentioned the Jewish people.

2020-09-15T14:32:41-07:00June 16th, 2020|
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