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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

08/03/2016 - 08:40 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The Orthodox Union, the influential national body that serves hundreds of synagogues around the country, finds itself in a bind on an extremely delicate issue that touches on Jewish law and tradition, as well as societal norms in America — the role of women in synagogue life.

07/27/2016 - 09:11 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Like many Orthodox Jews here, David Friedman, a successful attorney who lives in the Five Towns, is an outspoken supporter of Israel who feels the Obama administration has been a disaster in terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

07/20/2016 - 00:35 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Lately I have this feeling that the world is increasingly out of control. Most obvious are the frightening terrorist attacks from ISIS and its allies around the world, and growing tension and violence between blacks and the police here, underscoring a deep racial divide.

07/13/2016 - 08:53 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Preparing for our planned move from a two-story home in a tree-lined suburb to a less spacious apartment in a more urban setting, my wife brought home a little book by organizing consultant Marie Condo. It’s called “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” a kind of bible on the Japanese art of decluttering.

07/05/2016 - 21:29 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Eight years ago at a conference I attended in Jordan promoting international cooperation, an angry young participant sparked tension at a session focused on global water problems.

Identifying herself as a resident of “occupied Palestine,” she used the opportunity of addressing more than 250 thought leaders (including 30 Nobel Prize winners) by launching a tirade against Israel. She concluded that the Jewish state’s “confiscation” of water supplies was part of its “collective punishment [that] creates a humanitarian crisis.”

06/29/2016 - 08:33 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

In his AIPAC speech in May, Donald Trump blasted the Iran nuclear agreement, asserting that he would “dismantle the disastrous deal.” A few moments later he declared that he would “enforce it like you’ve never seen a contract enforced before.”