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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

10/26/2016 - 15:14 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

I was reminded the other day about my personal journey in Cairo and the relevance it carries to how Americans relate to one another (or not) in our current political climate. Indeed, my experience showed me a lot about learning to live with and understand people that you not only fundamentally disagree with on important issues, but who hold beliefs that are bigoted and even hate-filled.

10/26/2016 - 15:13 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Building a relationship takes time. There is no set amount of time it takes, it differs from person to person, personal to professional. But 12 years certainly seems like a fair amount of time to lay the groundwork for a relationship. Despite that, a number of Jewish day school students have not, in all that time, built a relationship with God. For the sake of this article, we are taking it as a given that families who send their children to Jewish day school for 12 years are interested in the development of this relationship.  Admittedly, building a relationship with God comes more easily for some than for others (see “The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes” by Dr. Dean Hammer).

10/26/2016 - 13:32 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Donald Trump has long insisted that he is not an anti-Semite; indeed, he regularly trots out his daughter as a convert to Judaism — to Orthodox Judaism, no less.

10/23/2016 - 17:33 | | Opinion

Have you ever lost your train of thought and found it elsewhere? Or, have you ever “spaced-out” while reading, listening to a lecture, watching a show or even driving?

This could be your mind, wandering.

10/19/2016 - 12:54 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

There are at least six significant Israel-related anniversaries approaching in 2017: the first Zionist Congress (120th), the Balfour Declaration (100th), the UN General Assembly Partition Resolution (70th), the Six-Day War (50th), Anwar Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem (40th), and the first intifada (30th). Each one offers a valuable lesson relevant to us today.

10/19/2016 - 12:52 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

As President Obama’s second term draws to a close, there has been widespread speculation as to whether the United States will support a U.N. resolution on the Israel-Palestinian Authority impasse or make a “parameters” speech or statement laying out his vision of what a final status agreement would look like. In my judgment, the president should do neither.