Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

05/28/2014 | | Opinion

I live in a town with one Orthodox synagogue. That is not simple if you prefer progressive Orthodoxy. It's sometimes not even simple if you like old-fashioned Modern Orthodoxy. But the community is diverse, our friends are here and we have carved out a liberal outpost for ourselves in "Kol Echad", a partnership minyan. A partnership minyan is a mechitza minyan, with a divider between men's and women's sections; where women read from the Torah; receive aliyot and lead prayers on for selected parts of the service.

05/27/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

On June 1, thousands of day school students in the New York area will march in the Israel Day parade.  While they will march by school, new research highlights differences among students within schools when it comes to caring about Israel.  The findings offer a call to action for day school leaders and supporters.

05/27/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

My mother’s favorite story: Two Jews in post-Anschluss Vienna, walking through an anti-Semitic neighborhood. They see that they’re being followed by two Nazi thugs. One of the Jews says to his friend, “We better make a run for it. There are two of them, and we are all alone.”

05/27/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Amid the troubling data regarding international anti-Semitism in a major survey released by the Anti-Defamation League were some less-commented-upon figures that should give us all pause for thought. 

05/21/2014 | | Opinion

Amidst the troubling data regarding international anti-Semitism in a major survey released by the Anti-Defamation League were some less commented upon figures that should give us all pause for thought. 

05/20/2014 | | Opinion

Recent Jewish Week exchanges over the East Ramapo Central School District reveal intense emotions and points of view that underlie the tensions and conflict affecting Rockland County.