‘What do you think of the Jill Abramson firing?” my dentist asked as she pressed a long scary needle into my gum to numb the tooth she was about to drill. “Ouch!” I cried, from the instant pain of the needle — and the lingering pain of the firing.
Remembering Arthur Gelb, the Aaron to A.M. Rosenthal’s Moses.
Ari L. Goldman
Special To The Jewish Week
In tributes in recent days to Arthur Gelb, the former managing editor of The New York Times who died last week at the age of 90, several of his disciples, both Jewish and gentile, called him their “rabbi.” In this context rabbi means one’s mentor or enabler, as in “everyone needs a rabbi.”
A few weeks ago, my husband passed me the New York Times and said, "You should definitely read this article on page 11." I saw the headline, "Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews," and my heart sank. I knew which direction it was going. Down. That was my first reaction, before I read everyone’s responses to the study; the reactions fell into the “mea culpa” camp.
Nonprofit organizations may be overseen by multiple government agencies, creating “potential for some problems to be missed,” H. Tina Kim, a New York City deputy comptroller, was quoted as saying by the newspaper on Monday.
Vladimir Putin warned of a possible attack on Israel as the United States considers whether to strike Syria.
In a New York Times Op-Ed published Thursday, the Russian president chided the United States for its threats to strike Syria in the wake of a chemical weapons attack and warned that Syrian militants are preparing to strike Israel.
It’s been quite an awful week for old media. In the last few days, three once-proud and once-powerful print news organizations were sold at bargain basement prices. Newsweek was sold to a digital news company. The Boston Globe to John Henry, the owner of the Boston Red Sox. And the Washington Post went to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner, who represented one of the most heavily Jewish districts in the nation before his fall from grace, is still considering a run in this year’s Democratic primary for mayor, he told The New York Times Magazine in Sunday’s edition.
Uri Dromi wants to give foreign reporters a place to work, have a drink and meet ‘warm Israelis.’ He's building it with help from Leona Helmsley's foundation.
Assistant Managing Editor
JERUSALEM -- Where most people would see the shell of an old restaurant on a hill overlooking Mount Zion, Uri Dromi sees a place where visiting international scribes can have a scotch with the best and brightest of Israeli society.