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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.

03/26/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Yeshiva University’s challenges — financially and in competition with other institutions of higher learning, both secular and religious — are outlined in staff writer Helen Chernikoff’s thorough and sobering front-page report this week.

As she notes, the proud base of the Modern Orthodox community is seeking to increase flagging enrollment at a time of financial belt-tightening and when yeshivas to the right and secular colleges on YU’s left flank, are chipping away at the pool of possible students.

03/26/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

With a Supreme Court ruling this week, the chances have improved that Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in 2002, may have a passport by the time of his bar mitzvah that records his birthplace as “Israel” rather than “Jerusalem,” as it now reads.

03/19/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

More than 30 years after he was stripped of his United States citizenship and first charged with Nazi war crimes, John Demjanjuk died in his sleep last weekend in a nursing home in Germany at the age of 91, stateless. His legacy remains in limbo because his conviction last year for serving as a guard at the Nazi death camp of Sobibor, in Poland, was being appealed.

03/19/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

In the season before Passover, one of the most joyous dates on the Hebrew calendar, the Jewish communities of the United States, France and other lands find themselves in mourning, on high alert and reminded once again that anti-Semitism remains a reality, especially in Europe.

03/12/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

There is one central element missing in The New York Times’ steady drumbeat of coverage of late over whether and when Israel would initiate military action against Iran’s nuclear sites.