Three Great Jewish Journal Reads
What happens when Covid meets Wokeism?
Why do writers write?
Can schools coexist with Covid?
…if COVID contaminates our cells, wokeism contaminates our souls. We’re intolerant of those with different views. We blame everyone but ourselves for our problems. We spend our lives on a high horse of self-righteousness from where we can easily spit on anyone who’s not on our team.
If there is one thing COVID and wokeism do have in common, it is an utter absence of humor. As much as the coronavirus allows little room for levity, wokeism allows even less.
Writers who are fortunate enough to have a platform feel the moral obligation to express their reaction to circumstances because, as part of the human family, we are affected in one way or another by what befalls others. Such writing is aspirational, not pragmatic. It may be a cry in the wilderness but at least it is not silent acquiescence.
We are just beginning to understand the extent of the learning loss that occurred when students were limited to online classes over the last two years — and the even greater damage suffered by children from minority and lower-income communities. We have barely any clue as to the long-term psychological harm these young people suffered from their protracted isolation and desocialization while their schools were closed.