Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

09/17/2013 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

With “Like Dreamers,” due out Oct. 1, Yossi Klein Halevi, an American-born writer and journalist living in Jerusalem, has written a powerful and haunting book about the soul of modern Israel, focusing on the lives of seven Israelis, members of the famed 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade. These men helped reunite Jerusalem in the 1967 war and went on to become exemplars of the social, religious, political and cultural impulses that divided the country, from Peace Now to Gush Emunim, from Torah scholars to kibbutz leaders to a revered musician, Israel’s Bob Dylan.

09/11/2013 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

"A Portrait of American Jews,” a major study due out soon from The Pew Research Center, is said to show that more than 60 percent of the children of intermarriage are raised as Jews.

09/04/2013 | Editorial

Dear Friends,

At this special time — one Jewish year just ending, a new one upon us — we, like many of you, take time to reflect candidly on the past and look forward with hope to the coming year.

09/04/2013 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

One of the loveliest aspects of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is the concept of forgiveness, the notion that if we are sincere in our commitment to make atonement for past sins and try to improve our ways, God will, in effect, wipe our slate clean at the outset of the new Jewish year.

08/27/2013 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

On the cusp of a new Jewish year, here are a few things I absorbed during the one drawing to a close:

The old saying about the Jewish holidays always coming early or late isn’t quite true.

08/21/2013 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Much attention, here and elsewhere, is given to encouraging American Jews to have a deeper understanding of contemporary Israel, in all its complexity, as a country that is seen by much of the world as Goliath while it perceives itself as David.