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02/03/2016 - 09:16 | Editorial

All Jews should take pride in the historic compromise reached by the Israeli government this week in providing dignified access for prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest place.

01/27/2016 - 09:58 | Editorial

The announcement this week that publisher Mortimer Zuckerman is launching a $100 million program to promote scientific collaboration between the U.S. and Israel is welcome news on several levels.

01/27/2016 - 09:57 | Editorial

About 15 years ago, when Natan Sharansky was minister of housing in Israel, he spoke of his frustration in having the Palestinian Authority reject an Israeli plan to help build modernized housing to replace Palestinian refugee camps. The reason, though not stated explicitly, was that there is more benefit to the Palestinian cause in having “homeless refugees” than families living in an enhanced degree of comfort.

01/20/2016 - 09:24 | Editorial

The horror in Israel continues, and this week it reached new levels of inhumanity in the very personal attacks on innocent women.

01/20/2016 - 09:23 | Editorial

Polarization, lack of cooperation and denominational differences have been problems within Jewish communal life for many years. Critics complain but creative change is hard to come by. Now comes a daring attempt to counter the trend — the agreement by five national day school organizations and networks to work together in forming a single body to advance and expand their shared educational and financial goals.

01/13/2016 - 09:04 | Editorial

In the decades since the end of World War II and the Holocaust, many non-Jewish Germans worked to erase the stain on their nation’s honor that the wartime Nazi regime had created. They repaired crumbling Jewish cemeteries, gave tours of their towns’ Jewish past, and investigated local Jewish history, often doing their work without pay or recognition.