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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

11/09/2010 - 19:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

 New Orleans — For a long time the 79th General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America had been scheduled to take place this week in Orlando, Fla. But after a top consultant scouted that city last winter, and concluded that it would add little to the spirit of the annual gathering of the federation movement — and that Disney World might prove a major distraction — the decision was made to move the three-day GA here to New Orleans.

11/01/2010 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

For too many boys in our community, bar mitzvah represents the end rather than the beginning of their formal Jewish involvement and education.

It’s no secret that our institutions are facing a losing battle in keeping Jewish teenage boys engaged.

10/25/2010 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

When young Jewish leaders form their own start-up groups and/or prayer services, are they rejecting the organized community, or seeking to strengthen it?

That was one of the recurring questions that emerged earlier this month at The Conversation, the two-day annual retreat sponsored by The Jewish Week for a cross-section of 50 Jewish leaders and emerging leaders from around the country.

10/18/2010 - 20:00 | | Gary Rosenblatt

Meron Reuben, Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations, moved to New York last month with only three suitcases.

Ido Aharoni, who assumed his job as Consul General of Israel in New York around the same time, came to town with two.

10/12/2010 - 20:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

In light of the controversy in recent days over whether or not Jewish community newspapers should publish same-sex union announcements, I have an admission to make.

More than three decades ago, the Jewish newspaper I edited in Baltimore became the first to publish a same-sex announcement.

10/12/2010 - 20:00 | | Editor And Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

In light of the controversy in recent days over whether or not Jewish community newspapers should publish same-sex union announcements, I have an admission to make.

More than three decades ago, the Jewish newspaper I edited in Baltimore became the first to publish a same-sex announcement.