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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

02/28/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

If I were hard-pressed to describe the state of American Jewish life today in 10 words or less, I surely couldn’t top Steven M. Cohen’s assessment: “We are demographically distressed and culturally creative.”

And that’s with three words to spare.

02/21/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Nora Ephron says that when she was young and would come to her screenwriter mother with her problems, the response would be, “Everything’s copy — someday this will be funny.”

02/15/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

 An eye-opening and somewhat discomforting new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel has me wondering whether we need to rethink and recalibrate our approach toward traditional Zionist advocacy.

02/07/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Show a Jew a silver lining, the old saying goes, and he looks for the cloud.

Or, more immediately, show Israelis scenes of Cairo, where tens of thousands are protesting each day for their freedom and human rights, and rather than exalt, Jerusalem worries that the result will be not be a new age of democracy next door but a takeover by radical Islamists determined to end Egypt’s peace treaty with the Jewish state, and worse.

01/31/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The primary advice I came away with from a fascinating panel discussion on new media, and its impact on the Jewish community, was to follow rather than lead.

“What we call technology, young people call life,” noted one of the speakers at the recent event, sponsored by Natan, a New York-based charity that seeks to inspire young philanthropists to become engaged in Jewish giving by funding innovative Jewish projects.

01/24/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Naftali Bennett doesn’t fit the perceived profile of a leader of the Israeli settler movement.

He initially believed the Oslo plan would bring peace; he is a man of wealth, having helped found and serve as CEO of a hugely successful computer startup that he and his partners sold for $145 million in 2005; and he lives in Raanana, an upscale modern city of about 80,000, inside Israel proper.