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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

01/27/2016 - 08:46 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Roger Cohen and Ari Shavit have much in common. They are both prominent columnists for their respective newspapers — Cohen with The New York Times and Shavit with Haaretz, the left-leaning Israeli daily. They each are the authors of recent, highly personal memoirs: in “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel,” a bestseller, Shavit writes of his strong Zionist feelings as well as what he sees as Israel’s moral shortcomings; Cohen’s “The Girl From Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family” traces his family’s displacement from Lithuania to South Africa to England, the U.S. and Israel, and the toll it took, particularly on his mother.

01/19/2016 - 21:51 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Last January, Michael Douglas was “blindsided,” in his words, when he was asked to accept the Genesis Prize, a $1 million award known as the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”

01/13/2016 - 08:44 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Fed up with ethical lapses among Jewish leaders that have “reached crisis levels,” more than 350 scholars, authors, rabbis, cantors and Jewish community activists have signed onto a “declaration” that is challenging individuals and organizations to act with more transparency and accountability, and in accord with Jewish values.

01/06/2016 - 09:53 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Even as Israel endures daily “lone wolf” attacks from young Palestinians prepared to die for the cause of spilling Jewish blood, American Jewish leaders confide that generating support for the Jewish state is becoming increasingly difficult these days — even within the Jewish community, and especially among younger people.

12/30/2015 - 08:49 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

OK, so 2015 was a bummer. But we are a people with a tradition of looking to the future with hope — and having a sense of humor.

12/23/2015 - 08:37 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

For many of us, 2015 cannot end soon enough.

It has been a year punctuated by Islamic terror attacks, first in January, in Paris, at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. It culminated with the Friday night slaughter across Paris in November and, as if to underscore the spread of murderous ideology to our shores, the shooting deaths of 14 innocents at a Dec. 2 office party in San Bernardino, Calif., by a young couple committed to the cause of the Islamic State.