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Editorial & Opinion | Editorial

01/13/2016 - 09:02 | Editorial

In the long battle for women’s religious rights in the matter of agunot, or chained wives, a new weapon has been added to the arsenal: videos on Facebook and YouTube.

01/06/2016 - 10:18 | Editorial

President Obama’s newly announced executive actions to reduce gun violence are woefully inadequate, but they are a start. And they represent a signal to the Republican-led Congress that inaction will not stand.

01/06/2016 - 10:17 | Editorial

The escalation of the Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict offers several sobering lessons in Mideast politics. It further complicates this already explosive region and raises the question of whether, and how, the U.S. will react.

12/30/2015 - 08:41 | Editorial

Marc Gafni, spiritual teacher and accused sexual abuser, is back in the news, achieving both greater influence and notoriety of late. Let those who may be swayed by his New Age insights be aware of his deeply disturbing personal history.

12/30/2015 - 08:38 | Editorial

Until recently each case of a suspected Jewish terror act against innocent Palestinians has been seen as an aberration.

12/23/2015 - 09:23 | Editorial

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin continues to impress, walking a delicate line between the increasingly strident political camps of left and right in the Jewish state. We wish other Jewish leaders, here and in Israel, would follow his example of thoughtfulness and commitment to tolerance and inclusion. The former Likud leader’s balancing act leaves him criticized on all sides, but determined to speak his mind in seeking to speak for all Israelis.