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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

06/15/2016 - 08:14 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

At a time when we are keenly aware of the deep divisions within the Jewish community on issues from religious practice to the policies of the State of Israel, we have just marked the festival of Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, with the most unifying theme in Jewish life: the giving of the Torah, the central, foundational text of our history and people, at Mount Sinai.

06/08/2016 - 08:15 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Dear High School Graduates,

Congratulations.

As you complete your high school studies, many of you are looking forward to college at a unique moment in Jewish and American history, a time of great opportunity as well as deeply disturbing trends on campus, and elsewhere.

06/01/2016 - 08:22 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Many books about soldiers in wartime are colorful, gung-ho accounts filled with blood-and-guts drama.

05/20/2016 - 14:47 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

“Netanyahu isn’t Left or Right. He has no ideology. He is the ultimate Mr. Zigzag. He may be the world champion of zigzaggers.” — Avigdor Lieberman at a Yisrael Beiteinu faction meeting.

05/18/2016 - 09:13 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The “vicious, well-funded and sophisticated” BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, which has “strong anti-Semitic elements,” is a serious problem on college campuses, Israeli columnist and author Ari Shavit told a group of local high school  students at a JCC Manhattan program on Sunday afternoon. But it is relatively small and could be defeated by a “much larger, stronger Jewish community.” It would require a more sophisticated strategy, Shavit said, one that would have Jewish students asserting themselves as “a moral minority,” and forming alliances with a wide range of campus activist groups that now target Jews “as part of the white, privileged aristocracy.”

05/11/2016 - 08:56 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The growing drift between American Jews and Israel is not a result of Jerusalem’s right-wing political policies, as many believe. Rather, it’s because American Jews are, well, less Jewish.