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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

08/26/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

The warning signs came early this season, Jewish-themed post cards with veiled messianic references arriving in mailboxes throughout the Brighton Beach neighborhood.

08/26/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Everybody knows the war is over

Everybody knows the good guys lost

Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

-- Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

A bitter irony of Israel’s recent election of two new chief rabbis is that the only group that really cared about it lost – again.

08/24/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

By the end of World War II, some 550,000 American Jewish men and women had served in the military forces from the South Pacific to the European theater.

08/22/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

The time for serious vigilance of child abuse in the Modern Orthodox Jewish community is long overdue. It is time that lay and religious communal leaders have zero tolerance for child abusers and cease to cover up, enable, or protect them.

08/22/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom."

08/19/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

There I was, one sunny Jerusalem afternoon, doing errands on Emek Refaim, in the German Colony of Jerusalem, about to hop on my bicycle with some money I had withdrawn from the bank to pay my children’s tutor, who was winding up the lesson. I saw an old friend of mine, walking with another friend of his. Both are rabbis who were attending one of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s summer seminars for rabbis. As Ed replied, “Hi Gil,” the friend asked, “Are you Gil Troy? I am Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu.”