Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

02/17/2011 | | Special to the Jewish Week | Opinion

Though the coming battle over the 2012 budget will be waged across line items on spread sheets and political talking points, those most affected will be real people with real problems. 

Above it all looms the ballooning deficit and a new Congress replete with members from both sides who campaigned on cutting spending and lowering the budget. In such an atmosphere, the decisions facing the President are not easy ones: how to make the investments in our future and protect those suffering because of poverty and the recession while not contributing to the deficit.

02/15/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Bad Boy Bernie is the gift that keeps on taking.

02/15/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Jewish tradition teaches us the Second Temple was destroyed because of baseless hatred within the Jewish people. Recent events are proving we need to learn far more from this tragic history of infighting. Today, internal squabbling and hurtful accusations of anti-Israel behavior are providing a dangerous distraction from the far more significant threat: delegitimization.

02/08/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

On Christmas Eve of this past year, Yediot Achronot, the largest circulation newspaper in Israel, ran an interview with David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, which has attracted a great deal of attention in the online Jewish world for comments he made about the latest failures in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

02/08/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

At my daughter’s bat mitzvah celebration on Oct. 31, 1981, I was nervous, excited, joyful and awed at the sight of a 12-year old girl standing on the bima of our Conservative synagogue, reading a large section of the Torah portion from its scroll, then chanting her haftarah.

02/02/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Never Again!

These words express the determination of all who vow never to allow another Holocaust against anyone. Yet these words are being abused by a new national tour entitled “Never Again For Anyone,” a program that seeks to link the atrocities committed against the Jewish people by the Nazis to Israeli governmental policies.