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Recent reports showing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez avoiding meeting Jews and avoiding attending Jewish events ignited a debate: Is it because she avoids all things Israel-related? Or is there an element of racism and anti-Semitism to it? more
As a special education teacher for more than 13 years, I have worked with hundreds of students with disabilities. Held to the same standards as their general education peers, my students have taught me more about grit and perseverance than probably any other life experience. more
With ice caps melting, sea levels rising and extreme weather patterns increasing, it is obvious that the world also has failed at combating climate change. more
It was still a bit over 80 degrees under partly cloudy skies on Nov. 8, 2016, when I joined a bunch of my friends at a popular bar to watch election results. This was a place called Oldskool, and it was literally just that — an old school that had been turned into a popular watering hole for expat Americans. Especially when a football game was on, or HBO was airing a new episode of “Game of Thrones.” more
My first reaction after reading Evan Casper-Futterman’s recent Point of View was to send my comments as a letter to the editor. However, after several re-reads and considerable thought, I asked the editor if I could write a Point of View piece myself offering alternative views. more
Three of my friends in New York sent me copies of your recent front-page story on the Moller Mansion. They knew how dear and important that house at 3029 Godwin Terrace has been to the Catholic sisters who served St. John’s Parish. more
Before I left for The Hague in the Netherlands for graduate school to earn a master’s in international governance and development policy in 2018, I was thoroughly looking forward to taking a little break from discussing both local and national politics. more
In neighborhoods where two of the most persecuted peoples in all of history live side-by-side, harmony and mutual appreciation should be a given. more
New Yorkers are used to voting in-person on Election Day because, until last year, it was the only way most of us ever voted. more
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “prejudice” as a “preconceived judgment or opinion; an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge; an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics.” more
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