New York Times

Is Sexism Still Alive In The Newsroom?

06/09/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

‘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.

Francine Klagsbrun

The Times’ High Priest

Remembering Arthur Gelb, the Aaron to A.M. Rosenthal’s Moses.

05/26/2014 - 20:00
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.”

Arthur Gelb: Transformed the Times. Via

Being Religious Is Only One Way To Identify As A Jew

A response to the Pew 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews
10/27/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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.

Report: Lax Government Oversight May Have Enabled Met Council Scandal

09/16/2013 - 20:00

Lax government oversight may have enabled the scandal involving William Rapfogel, the former executive director of the Metropolitan Council for Jewish Poverty, according to The New York Times.

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.

Putin Warns Of Attack On Israel By Militants

09/11/2013 - 20:00

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.

Russian leader Valdimir Putin arrives at the recent G20 Summit in St. Petersburg. Getty Images

Step Right Up, Folks, And Buy Your Very Own Newspaper

What MOT might snap up the Times?
08/05/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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.

Ari L. Goldman

Weiner Speaks Out On Scandal, Wants 'Second Chance' In Politics

04/09/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

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.

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin speak out about the future in this week's New York Times Magazine.

Full-Court Press: Jerusalem Center Aims To Be Top Journalist Hangout

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.
03/20/2013 - 20:00
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.

Uri Dromi: Former air force colonel wants to put Israel's relationship with media on a higher plane. (Photo by Chris Leppek)

Rabbi Hartman's Judaism Of Many Rooms

A brilliant thinker, he let others debate whether he remained in the Orthodox fold.
02/10/2013 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

“Would you like to win a Pulitzer Prize?” Rabbi David Hartman asked me one day, a number of years ago.

I said sure, and wondered why he asked.

David Hartman
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