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04/13/2016 - 08:53 | Editorial

Is it any comfort to know that many Israeli members of the Knesset are as frustrated as American Jews when it comes to the charedi control of religious life in Israel?

04/05/2016 - 18:08 | Editorial

In April 1984, two Palestinian hijackers of an Israeli passenger bus were captured, taken to a nearby spot away from media view and summarily executed by a member of the Shin Bet.

03/29/2016 - 19:04 | Editorial

We welcome the news this week that at least a dozen influential philanthropists, including Lynn Schusterman and Jay Ruderman, have joined in a pledge to only support Jewish schools and camps that act “to prevent, report and investigate sexual abuse of minors.” (See story on page 10.)

03/29/2016 - 19:04 | Editorial

On the surface it appears that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to resolve one diplomatic problem by creating another — ending a standoff with the government of Brazil over his 2015 appointment of Dani Dayan to serve as ambassador by reassigning the former leader of the settler movement to the post of consul general in New York.

03/23/2016 - 09:40 | Editorial

So much for sending Donald Trump a clear signal that most of the American Jewish community finds his campaign — anchored in bigotry, racism and mean-spirited incivility — untenable for a presidential candidate.

03/16/2016 - 09:08 | Editorial

What should be the response of a university to acts of racism or bigotry on campus? How does one balance free speech and the mandate for universities to take prompt and effective steps to address violations, and prevent future hostilities?