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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

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.”

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,


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.