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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

12/23/2015 - 08:37 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

For many of us, 2015 cannot end soon enough.

It has been a year punctuated by Islamic terror attacks, first in January, in Paris, at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. It culminated with the Friday night slaughter across Paris in November and, as if to underscore the spread of murderous ideology to our shores, the shooting deaths of 14 innocents at a Dec. 2 office party in San Bernardino, Calif., by a young couple committed to the cause of the Islamic State.

12/16/2015 (All day) | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Israel has “an existential problem.” No, it’s not a nuclear Iran, or ISIS at the northern border.

It’s charedim (also known as ultra-Orthodox Jews), too few of whom have adequate secular education and too few of whom have jobs to support their families — a situation that threatens to turn Israel’s economy into a “Third World” one. The problem is especially grave given that charedim are the fastest-growing segment in the Jewish state’s population.

12/08/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

David Brog, the 49-year-old head of the new, Sheldon Adelson-funded, multimillion-dollar effort to combat BDS (the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel), is well aware of the high — and no doubt unrealistic — expectations among pro-Israel advocates for him to succeed.

12/01/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Call me old-fashioned, but I was disappointed to learn that the recently announced Oxford Dictionary “Word of the Year” wasn’t even a word.

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The tragic death of Ezra Schwartz, the 18-year-old native of Sharon, Mass., who was spending his gap year at a yeshiva in Israel, hit about as close to home as possible in the Modern Orthodox community in the U.S.

11/17/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

I spent the last weekend of October on the Upper West Side with more than 40 thoughtful, impressive women and men from across the country on an intellectual and spiritual journey.