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Editorial & Opinion | Editorial

03/08/2011 | Editorial

Faced with an aging population, low birth rate, economic recession and increasing jitters about Israel’s standing in the international community, American Jewish organizations are seeking new ways to reach and engage young Jews — and ensure their own future.

03/08/2011 | Editorial

The Jewish Week finds itself, unfortunately, in a war of words with Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. To be clear: we have no animus toward the Brooklyn-based social service agency or any other Jewish organization; our mission and goal is to report the truth, as best we can, and inform and strengthen the Jewish community. Sometimes that makes for hard feelings.

03/01/2011 | Editorial

Settlers in Israel are complaining bitterly that Jerusalem has instituted a de facto freeze on new construction even though it is unofficial; critics of Israeli policy continue to complain bitterly that building is continuing, impeding the peace process.

Welcome to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s world.

03/01/2011 | Editorial

In an international arena that is always quick to criticize Israel and slow — to put it charitably — to find fault with her adversaries, the outcry against the violent repression of protestors seeking an end to the regime of Libyan strongman Muammar Kadaffi has been a welcome development.

02/22/2011 | Editorial

The Israeli Interior Ministry, under Shas party leadership, appears to have exceeded the limits of tolerance, even among Orthodox leaders, in its latest move that would in effect prohibit a number of Orthodox converts from making aliyah.

02/22/2011 | Editorial

The Obama administration did the right thing last week by vetoing a United Nations resolution on Israel's settlements policies that would only have set back a peace process that the Palestinians, who pushed hard for the measure, claim they still support.