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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.

12/23/2015 - 09:22 | Editorial

Unfortunately, the disturbing case of a U.S. government agency denying security clearance to an American Jewish dentist because he has close relatives in Israel is not a fluke.

12/16/2015 (All day) | Editorial

Over the years we’ve struggled with trying to find a balance when it comes to the issue of coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. We’ve called out the Palestinians for incitement in textbooks, we’ve decried any number of senseless and deadly terrorist attacks against innocent Israelis, and we’ve criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for placing one roadblock after another in the way when it comes to getting to the negotiating table.

12/08/2015 - 19:00 | Editorial

This week a group of liberal Modern Orthodox rabbis distanced itself from more conservative members of their community and drew closer to parts of the Christian world.