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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

08/30/2016 - 23:49 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

This is a cautionary tale of what can happen when the impulse among some supporters of Israel to lash out — in a fierce and often personally damaging way — with whom they disagree plays out. It’s about the harmful ripple effect, fueled by the Internet, of a facts-and-intention-be-damned approach: Ready. Fire. Aim. All in the name of protecting Zion.

08/23/2016 - 23:38 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

My first meeting with Israel’s new consul general in New York, Dani Dayan, didn’t get off to a great start.

08/16/2016 - 22:02 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Rabbi Laura Geller, who recently retired at 66 after more than two decades as spiritual leader of an 800-family Reform temple in Beverly Hills, Calif., is deeply involved in her next career. She and her husband, Richard Siegel, 69, former director of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, are founders of the first faith-based village in the country. It’s called
ChaiVillageLA, a creative effort to allow people to remain in their homes and communities as they get older, helping one another in a variety of ways based on Jewish values.

08/03/2016 - 08:40 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The Orthodox Union, the influential national body that serves hundreds of synagogues around the country, finds itself in a bind on an extremely delicate issue that touches on Jewish law and tradition, as well as societal norms in America — the role of women in synagogue life.

07/27/2016 - 09:11 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Like many Orthodox Jews here, David Friedman, a successful attorney who lives in the Five Towns, is an outspoken supporter of Israel who feels the Obama administration has been a disaster in terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

07/20/2016 - 00:35 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Lately I have this feeling that the world is increasingly out of control. Most obvious are the frightening terrorist attacks from ISIS and its allies around the world, and growing tension and violence between blacks and the police here, underscoring a deep racial divide.