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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

03/30/2016 - 08:31 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

In early March, Sid Schwarz, a rabbi and social entrepreneur, brought together 60 creative Jewish activists from around the country to test a theory of his.

03/23/2016 - 09:06 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Sheldon Adelson, appearing wan and frail but in good spirits, had a simple message for an admiring audience of about 150 young Jewish professionals in Manhattan the other night:

03/16/2016 - 09:04 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Among the many reasons this year’s presidential campaign is unique, consider this one: Running on the Democratic side we have a socialist Jew with non-Jewish grandchildren, and in the Republican race, the front-runner is a billionaire Presbyterian with Orthodox Jewish grandchildren.

03/09/2016 - 08:50 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Ten years ago, when Edah, an organization devoted to the ideology and values of Modern Orthodoxy, closed its doors, founding director Rabbi Saul Berman said it had largely achieved its goal of reversing “the separatist trend within Modern Orthodoxy, which was isolating” that community “from the rest of the Jewish people.” He added that after a nine-year tenure it was “time to pass the challenge on to others to do the work.”

03/01/2016 - 12:11 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

A brief statement last Wednesday evening from the leadership of the Riverdale Jewish Center, informing members that their embattled rabbi, Jonathan Rosenblatt,  “intends to step aside from the senior rabbinate” of the Modern Orthodox congregation, is being scrutinized and parsed in the community this week like a passage from the Talmud.

02/24/2016 - 08:57 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

David Magerman, a man on a mission to build and sustain a vibrant Orthodox community in Philadelphia, is a tangle of contradictions.