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06/17/2015 | Editorial

As the Jewish community raises to a new level its response to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement on college campuses, with tens of millions of dollars being set aside to combat anti-Israel activity, we offer congratulations — and a word of caution.

06/10/2015 | Editorial

Yiddish, they tell us, is the ever-dying language.

Don’t tell that to the organizers of the bold weeklong tribute to Yiddish and Jewish arts known as KulturfestNYC, the first international Jewish performing arts festival, taking place across Manhattan from June 14-21.

06/10/2015 | Editorial

Efforts to reduce the heavy economic burden on Jewish families who send their children to religious day schools can receive a belated but much-needed boost from New York State next week, but opposition from some labor unions may stand in the way.

06/03/2015 | Editorial

Wednesday, June 3 was designated this year as “Jewish Unity Day,” established by the City of Jerusalem and Gesher, an organization that seeks to close the gap among Jews of different denominations. It comes a year after the kidnapping and murder of three teenage boys in Israel, a tragedy that, however briefly, brought the country together and linked Jews of the diaspora with their brothers and sisters in the Jewish state.

06/03/2015 | Editorial

Consider the millennials, three dozen of whom are profiled in our annual 36 Under 36 section, a special supplement in this week’s paper; they are the generation born between 1980 and 2000. They’re self-absorbed (55 percent of them have shared a selfie, compared with 24 percent of Gen-Xers); they’re unmoored from religion (nearly 30 percent say they’re not affiliated with any religion, compared with 21 percent of Gen-Xers); and they’re distrustful of people (only 19 percent said that most people can be trusted, compared with 31 percent of Gen-Xers). That’s data culled from a 2014 Pew Research Center study.

05/27/2015 | Editorial

How appropriate that the theme of this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade, being held this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fifth Avenue, is “Israel Imagines.”