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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

10/15/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The dirty little secret about the pro-Israel, anti-BDS effort launched at a private summit in Las Vegas in June by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is that it appears doomed to be ineffective. Which is more than a shame, given that the campaign, with initial support from about 20 other major pro-Israel donors, is estimated to have raised upwards of $50 million.

10/08/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Major philanthropic foundations play a central role in American Jewish life today, but it wasn’t always so.

10/01/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

On Monday morning, Jews around the world will be praying for rain in Israel for the winter months as part of the Shemini Atzeret holiday service, a custom that goes back many centuries.

09/23/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Ludwig “Lou” Bravmann, a prime force behind the direction and financial stability of the Riverdale Jewish Center for decades, says that lately he wakes up in the middle of the night “feeling terrible, depressed — I’ve never felt this bad.”

09/16/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Not surprisingly, news of Richard Joel’s announcement that he will not seek another term as president of Yeshiva University after his contract ends in June 2018 evoked mixed reactions in the YU community and beyond.

09/09/2015 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Rosh HaShanah is upon us but it doesn’t feel like we’re ready this year.