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04/16/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

One of the few undisputed facts in the bitter clash between the University of Chicago’s Hillel director and board, on the one hand, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago that operates it, on the other, is that the school’s Hillel program was one of the best in the country.

“Was” because the federation has fired Daniel Libenson, the executive director of the Hillel, along with his 17-member advisory board, in a showdown over issues of power, independence and funding.

04/09/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Two influential American Jews praised and criticized for their assertive, sometimes aggressive, style in the public arena died this week. One was a champion of Jewish causes, the other far more problematic.

04/09/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

The leaders of Iran and Syria have learned the dirty little secret of dealing with an international community making demands  them.

In the case of Iran, the U.S. and other countries are about to launch another round of negotiations with Tehran in an effort to prevent the Islamic revolution leaders from developing a nuclear weapon that threatens the region and the free world.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

No doubt the Haggadah is the most renewable of Jewish texts because its message of freedom from oppression is so universal, so relevant in each generation. With more than 7,000 known variations, our guide to the seder is the most translated and published of all Jewish texts.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

With the first round of presidential elections in Egypt coming up in late May, the field is tightening up. And the prospects for those of us concerned about Israel are increasingly grim.

03/26/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

The Jewish Week is introducing a new staff blog on our website: The Yad: On Point with Today’s News.

Why another blog, you ask? Because our editors and reporters see it as a space and opportunity to comment on each day’s most interesting stories in a timely fashion.