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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

12/16/2015 (All day) | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Israel has “an existential problem.” No, it’s not a nuclear Iran, or ISIS at the northern border.

It’s charedim (also known as ultra-Orthodox Jews), too few of whom have adequate secular education and too few of whom have jobs to support their families — a situation that threatens to turn Israel’s economy into a “Third World” one. The problem is especially grave given that charedim are the fastest-growing segment in the Jewish state’s population.

12/08/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

David Brog, the 49-year-old head of the new, Sheldon Adelson-funded, multimillion-dollar effort to combat BDS (the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel), is well aware of the high — and no doubt unrealistic — expectations among pro-Israel advocates for him to succeed.

12/01/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Call me old-fashioned, but I was disappointed to learn that the recently announced Oxford Dictionary “Word of the Year” wasn’t even a word.

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The tragic death of Ezra Schwartz, the 18-year-old native of Sharon, Mass., who was spending his gap year at a yeshiva in Israel, hit about as close to home as possible in the Modern Orthodox community in the U.S.

11/17/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

I spent the last weekend of October on the Upper West Side with more than 40 thoughtful, impressive women and men from across the country on an intellectual and spiritual journey.

11/10/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Washington, D.C. — The appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the headline of the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America here this week. But it was what he and his Likud coalition represents to the various constituencies in his audience — rather than what he said in his 30-minute speech on Tuesday — that is the more intriguing story of this year’s conference.