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11/02/2016 - 08:58 | Editorial

All focus is on Election Day, Nov. 8, and with good reason. Rarely if ever has the choice of president been so stark and the impact so significant. But we are thinking of Nov. 9, The Day After, and the months and years that will play out as a result of the electorate’s choice. The loser will have been the choice of about 40 percent of the voters, the majority of whom are appalled at the prospects of life under the leadership of the winner. Die-hard supporters of Donald Trump talk of taking to the streets should he lose; devotees of Hillary Clinton talk of leaving the country if Trump wins. How are we to repair the torn fabric of American society going forward after this most bizarre, disheartening presidential campaign?

10/27/2016 - 10:20 | Editorial

Tne of the few things Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on these days is that they can’t wait for the Nov. 8 election to be behind them. Eighty-one percent shared that sentiment, according a new poll, and only 7 percent said they want to hear more about the election in the coming days.

10/27/2016 - 10:20 | Editorial

The financial settlement by a Brooklyn yeshiva of two sexual abuse cases marks an important milestone in the battle to expose such assaults and encourage victims to come forward despite strong social pressures to remain silent.

10/20/2016 - 10:06 | Editorial

The holiday of Sukkot is described in our liturgy as the “season of our joy,” a time to commemorate the Israelites surviving their 40-year sojourn in the desert en route to the Promised Land. As a permanent reminder, we are told to build a purposefully fragile sukkah, whose roof must be porous enough for us to see the stars at night, recalling how our ancestors lived — protected from the elements, wildlife and lack of food and water, by a Heavenly presence, night and day.

10/20/2016 - 10:05 | Editorial

Abba Eban, the most eloquent of Israeli diplomats, once noted when he was ambassador to the United Nations in the 1960s that “if Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.”

10/11/2016 - 10:54 | Editorial

“… And for the sin which we have committed before Thee for allowing our hearts to become hardened.”