Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

10/19/2010 | | Gary Rosenblatt

Meron Reuben, Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations, moved to New York last month with only three suitcases.

Ido Aharoni, who assumed his job as Consul General of Israel in New York around the same time, came to town with two.

10/13/2010 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

In light of the controversy in recent days over whether or not Jewish community newspapers should publish same-sex union announcements, I have an admission to make.

More than three decades ago, the Jewish newspaper I edited in Baltimore became the first to publish a same-sex announcement.

10/06/2010 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

 This week I had the unique experience of spending an hour and a half with a leading Israeli politician who never made reference to the peace process, the threat from Iran or a pitch for support. 


09/29/2010 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

For those who fear that U.S.-Israel relations may be at a low point, or that Mideast peace talks are dead in the water (now that Israel has decided not to extend its moratorium on settlement construction), consider the eternal wisdom contained in King Solomon’s words: “This, too, shall come to pass.”

09/22/2010 | Gary Rosenblatt

Many parents say they learn from their children. Rabbi Naomi Levy’s new memoir, “Hope Will Find You” (Harmony Books) — a poignant and compelling account of grappling with her young daughter’s potentially fatal illness — describes how the child’s faith and fortitude saved the author, spiritually and in every other way.

09/14/2010 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

After the soul-searching introspection and indoor setting of our Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur experiences in synagogue, the holiday of Sukkot provides the sharpest of contrasts. Rather than continue to focus on our innermost thoughts and deeds, we are commanded to get outside — outside of ourselves, and outside of our homes, eating our meals under the stars.