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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

07/20/2010 | | Gary Rosenblatt

The showdown over a controversial conversion bill in the Knesset will likely be averted for the moment. But any sigh of relief you may hear around the Jewish world is premature. 

07/14/2010 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

 It’s hard not to be cynical about the latest conversion controversy in Jerusalem that threatens to further divide an already fragmented Jewish People for no reason but one: internal Israeli politics.

07/06/2010 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Think you have a tough job?

Meet Adil Awadh, 42, an Iraqi-born Muslim whose new position as senior adviser of The Israel Project’s Arabic Media Project, based in Washington, D.C., has him seeking out meetings with Arab journalists to encourage them to report Israel’s side of the Mideast conflict.

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 I read with interest Gary Rosenblatt’s column on the 10th anniversary of The Jewish Week’s breaking of the Rabbi Baruch Lanner story (June 18).

More than 15 years ago, I was a high school senior at Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and an active member of the NCSY youth group. It was in that capacity that once I met Rabbi Lanner, who made an appearance at the New England Region’s Spring Regional in West Hartford, Conn., I believe. 

06/30/2010 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

 Dan Smokler, a 31-year-old Yale graduate, ordained rabbi and former labor organizer, wears the mantle of the Jewish campus community’s equivalent of The Great White Hope with an easy grace.

06/22/2010 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

If there is one consensus issue that unites an increasingly frayed American Jewish community — and is also overwhelmingly supported in both Jerusalem and Washington — it is the need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and energy, particularly from Iran and OPEC.

But the gap between recognition of the problem and active efforts to solve it is frustratingly wide, even as the vast oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico dominates the headlines and demands our attention.