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06/28/2016 - 12:30 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Since last Thursday, when The New York Times reported that the Israeli Rabbinate rejected a conversion performed by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side and one of the senior members of the American Orthodox rabbinical establishment, there has been an outcry around the world against the rabbinate.

06/28/2016 - 10:20 | | Opinion

Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from a June 14 eulogy for Rabbi Moshe Kasirer.

06/27/2016 - 10:11 | | Opinion

Student activists, international businessmen and global litigators are in agreement.  The movement aimed at boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel is growing.  This is not to say that the BDS movement poses an imminent threat to the Jewish state. It does mean, however, that this latest form of anti-Semitism is an issue that we must deal with.  The question is how.

06/21/2016 - 12:04 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Twenty-five years ago last month, the world was captivated by images of the dramatic airlift that brought 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel from amidst a raging civil war.

06/21/2016 - 11:53 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

“If you prick us, do we not bleed?”

“The Merchant of Venice,” Act III, Scene 1

Donald Trump said that a judge of “Mexican heritage” would not adjudicate his case fairly.

Is this surprising? Not really. Many appearing before judges advance this variation on “the teacher doesn’t like me.”

06/20/2016 - 16:24 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion
  • “Day schools ... are having trouble paying their bills. The problem is, the predominant sources of their income — parents — are having even more trouble keeping up with rising tuitions.”
     
  • “The Jewish community has virtually disowned those of us of moderate income.”
     
  • “It has been said, only partly in jest, that the high cost of day school education promotes birth control.”