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04/09/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

The leaders of Iran and Syria have learned the dirty little secret of dealing with an international community making demands  them.

In the case of Iran, the U.S. and other countries are about to launch another round of negotiations with Tehran in an effort to prevent the Islamic revolution leaders from developing a nuclear weapon that threatens the region and the free world.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

No doubt the Haggadah is the most renewable of Jewish texts because its message of freedom from oppression is so universal, so relevant in each generation. With more than 7,000 known variations, our guide to the seder is the most translated and published of all Jewish texts.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

With the first round of presidential elections in Egypt coming up in late May, the field is tightening up. And the prospects for those of us concerned about Israel are increasingly grim.

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.