Voices

The ethical challenges of climate activism

Today, we are living with an escalating climate emergency that is recognized by more than 1,000 jurisdictions around the world, including Hamilton.

My granddaughter the philosopher

There is Aristotle, as well as Plato and Confucius. And then there is my six-year-old granddaughter Lyla. She may not be an expert on all philosophical matters, but then again…

Why make art about suffering

Writer Ellen Jaffe on how artists shape what we see and feel.

The glory of Yiddish kishkes

We associate Yiddish with weepy, overfed milkmen who can’t control their families; not shtetl avengers machine-gunning Nazis.

Miracles and the chances of a lifetime

Are the outcomes of our lives, like the arc of a spinning Chanukah dreidel, governed by miracle or chance? If they are, my family landed on Gimmel.