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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

03/21/2011 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

When three Israeli children — one a 3-month-old infant — were stabbed to death in their beds on a recent Friday night in their home, along with their young parents, the world did not seem overly shocked or upset.

“Where is the outrage,” Presidents Conference leader Malcolm Hoenlein asked at a Manhattan memorial service last Thursday. “Where is the indignation?”

03/14/2011 - 20:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Theodore Bikel, the 86-year-old actor most famous for his role as Tevye in “Fiddler On The Roof,” considers himself “a Zionist and ardent supporter of Israel.” But he is one of a number of Jews in the arts who will not perform at theaters in the West Bank, believing that the settlements are an obstacle to peace.

Does that place him inside or out of the pro-Israel tent?

03/08/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Robert L. Bernstein has enjoyed two distinguished careers, one professional and one volunteer, in the interest of freedom of expression. Now, at age 88, he is about to launch a third, which he calls his “obsession” and “one of the most important things I’ve ever done.”

02/28/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

If I were hard-pressed to describe the state of American Jewish life today in 10 words or less, I surely couldn’t top Steven M. Cohen’s assessment: “We are demographically distressed and culturally creative.”

And that’s with three words to spare.

02/21/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Nora Ephron says that when she was young and would come to her screenwriter mother with her problems, the response would be, “Everything’s copy — someday this will be funny.”

02/15/2011 - 19:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

 An eye-opening and somewhat discomforting new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel has me wondering whether we need to rethink and recalibrate our approach toward traditional Zionist advocacy.