Editorial & Opinion | Editorial

10/30/2013 | Editorial

The Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program have America’s two most important Mideast allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia, on the same page in voicing their deep concerns.

10/30/2013 | Editorial

Finding the balance between justice and revenge is always difficult, as is determining at what point, if ever, a wrongdoing should be forgiven, if not forgotten.

10/23/2013 | Editorial

According to legend, it was John Foster Dulles, secretary of state under President Eisenhower and not known as a friend of Israel, who is most responsible for the creation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which celebrated “five decades of leadership and achievement” with a gala dinner attended by 1,200 people at the Waldorf Astoria last week.

10/16/2013 | Editorial

The “crime” of praying as a Jew has a long, and dishonored place, in Jewish history.

10/09/2013 | Editorial

It was a testimony to the influence and longevity of the life of the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that the health updates on an ailing rabbinic leader were headline news in Israeli newspapers and broadcasts in recent weeks. Outside of haredi, or ultra-Orthodox circles, in which Rabbi Yosef played a prominent role for more than a half century, most Israelis have little interest in aging rabbis.

10/02/2013 | Editorial

The results are in on American Jewish identity, and they tell us what we should have sensed by now: that particularly among the young, an increasing number are moving away from formal expressions of Judaism, marrying out, and not raising children as Jews.