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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

01/21/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

After recently screening two new, first-rate documentary films about Israel, my first thought was that they should each be made mandatory viewing for Jewish youth in the diaspora, and maybe Israel, too.

01/12/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The headline across the front page of The Jewish Week following the 9/11 terror attack read: “America: The New Israel,” and the tag line under it asked: “As fear and vulnerability grip U.S., will empathy with Israel increase?”

01/07/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Young people of Russian background, coming from secular homes and with little or no formal Jewish education, are considered among the most unaffiliated and at-risk of American Jews in terms of Jewish identity. But a comprehensive new study of that cohort finds that a Brooklyn-based program founded in 2006 to address the problem has produced some striking results.

12/31/2014 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Talk about bad timing.

Yossi Klein Halevi’s re-released book, “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation,” was first published 19 years ago, two days after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated. It should have become a best seller for at least two reasons.

12/24/2014 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

A friend told me that when he mentioned to his young daughter last week that he was going to attend the White House Chanukah party, she looked up at him wide-eyed and said, “I didn’t even know President Obama was Jewish.”

12/17/2014 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The job of the journalist is to cover the story. In recent days, though, it seems that journalists have become the story, and not in a good way.