In the People's Interest

We must all work toward justice, righteousness

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By RABBI MARK KULA AND RABBI ED STAFMAN Guest columnists As Bozeman rabbis, we are horrified by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and far too many others. We stand in solidarity with people of color and indigenous  populations in calling for equal justice under the law. As Jews, we cannot remain […]

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Unwavering support for Trump is not the solution

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Mr. Arnone, in his letter, “The Democratic Party has become our worst enemy,” has once again demonstrated why he is such a big Trump fan. He engages in the same type of childish behavior of name calling, insults, propagating mistruths and divisive rhetoric as his hero, Donald Trump. There have been a few times in […]

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Even in Bozeman, we must speak out against racism

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Even as a white-passing half Asian woman, the white-ness of growing up in Bozeman left me feeling not quite isolated, but never really included, either. The truth is that our small, beautiful, affluent town is homogenous. This homogeneity is what has moved me today to write to our community. It scares me that the whiteness […]

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COVID-19 has exposed country’s food insecurity

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When I looked up “food security” this definition made the most sense to me. “Food security incorporates a measure of resilience to future disruption or unavailability of critical food supply due to various risk factors including droughts, shipping disruptions, fuel shortages, economic instability, and wars”. COVID-19 has revealed that we do not have food security […]