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09/02/2015 | Editorial

Is there an alternative to the choice between a flawed but potentially effective Iran deal and another military confrontation in the Mideast? Some very thoughtful voices are saying there is. 

08/26/2015 | Editorial

A noteworthy and laudable statement was signed and made public in recent days by more than 100 charedi rabbis, asserting that Jewish law calls for reporting child abuse to civil authorities.

08/26/2015 | Editorial

‘What would Howard Beale say?”

The thought crosses our minds almost daily in reflecting on an American presidential primary season whose air of discontent conjures up the fictional news anchor in the 1976 Academy Award-winning film “Network.” It was Howard Beale, portrayed by the late Peter Finch, who captured the frustration of the nation in yelling repeatedly on air, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

08/12/2015 | Editorial

Calls are growing louder for Poland to adopt a process to resolve private property restitution claims of families — mostly non-Jewish — whose property was confiscated by the Nazis and/or later nationalized by the Communists. (See story on page 1.)

08/12/2015 | Editorial

The seemingly growing gap between Israel and Jews in the diaspora threatened to widen even more last week when a major participant in an effort designed to improve the relationship withdrew from the project.

08/05/2015 | Editorial

Israel’s time of mourning and introspection did not end with Tisha b’Av this summer. It was extended when, within 24 hours last week, two murderous acts of Jewish violence took place. On Thursday a charedi zealot, recently released from prison after 10 years for attacking participants at a 2005 gay pride parade, stabbed six people at this year’s annual parade in downtown Jerusalem. A teenage girl watching the festivities later died from her wounds.