Editorial & Opinion | Editorial

09/22/2010 | Editorial

There was no community-wide Jewish protest rally near the United Nations this year on the day Iranian President Ahmadinejad addressed the General Assembly. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In part, there was no public demonstration Sept. 23, when Ahmadinejad was scheduled to deliver his annual diatribe against Israel, because it was the first day of Sukkot. And in part, it may well be because the organizers of the rally for the past three years recognize that it was becoming a bit of an embarrassment.

09/15/2010 | Editorial

After a tumultuous year in which nothing defined the news so much as its ability to divide us, in which our personal lives surely contained more than a few episodes of miscommunication and misunderstood words, we come to Yom Kippur, when it is possible for all our sins to be forgiven. But that takes an effort on our part to not only pray to the Almighty, but to approach, talk with, listen to and attempt to reconcile with those we have wronged during the past year. So we are not cleansed by God without a coming to terms among ourselves in this, the most broken of worlds, below.

09/15/2010 | Editorial

In the minefields of Middle East peace diplomacy, what you see is often not what you get. Over the years both Israeli and Palestinian leaders have become adept at maneuvers that conceal their real goals. The fact is that distinguishing reality from diplomatic and political posturing is difficult in the best of times.

09/15/2010 | Editorial

After a tumultuous year in which nothing defined the news so much as its ability to divide us, in which our personal lives surely contained more than a few episodes of miscommunication and misunderstood words, we come to Yom Kippur, when it is possible for all our sins to be forgiven. But that takes an effort on our part to not only pray to the Almighty, but to approach, talk with, listen to and attempt to reconcile with those we have wronged during the past year.

So we are not cleansed by God without a coming to terms among ourselves in this, the most broken of worlds, below.

09/15/2010 | Editorial

In the minefields of Middle East peace diplomacy, what you see is often not what you get. Over the years both Israeli and Palestinian leaders have become adept at maneuvers that conceal their real goals. The fact is that distinguishing reality from diplomatic and political posturing is difficult in the best of times.

09/07/2010 | Editorial

Just when the conversion crisis seemed to have abated, with a six-month hiatus in place for the controversial bill proposed by Knesset Member David Rotem, the Israeli High Court of Justice was the scene this week of a new setback — one that could undermine negotiations under way to resolve the deeply troubling issue.