Posted: Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:16 | Posted by: Emily Snyder | Well Versed
Photo courtesy Metropolitan Klezmer

For many, the winter holiday season can sometime feel like elbowing for room at the family table: Chanukah, Christmas, Kawaanza, Solstice, (Festivus!)…the list goes on.

But this year, latkes came with a slice of pumpkin pie.  And while it was nice to spin the dreidel in-between bastings, for many the Festival of Lights should come with a side of snow.

Posted: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 12:58 | Posted by: Gary Rosenblatt | The RosenBlog

Ironically, the victory by the haredi candidates in this week’s election of the two chief rabbis in Israel may, in the long run, lead to a more liberal and open approach to religious life in the Jewish State.

Posted: Mon, 12/31/2012 - 18:52 | Posted by: | Gary Rosenblatt
Lieberman: Wouldn't be the first felon to return to Israeli politics.

Avigdor Lieberman, who stepped down as foreign minister of Israel last week and has been indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust, is still hopeful of playing a key role in the next government, with elections three weeks ago.

He may well be right.

Posted: Thu, 03/22/2012 - 20:46 | Posted by: Gary Rosenblatt | Gary Rosenblatt
    I was saddened to see that Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, has come out with a statement entitled “J Street is Anti-Israel, Not Simply Extremist Leftwing.”
Posted: Sun, 05/22/2011 - 12:49 | Posted by: Gary Rosenblatt | The RosenBlog

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had an excellent response to President Obama’s major speech on the Arab world and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But it came two days too late, and the net result is another hasbara disaster for Jerusalem.

Netanyahu said on Saturday that Obama had “shown his commitment to Israel’s security, both in word and deed,” in Thursday’s Presidential speech, adding: “We are working with the administration to achieve common goals.”