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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

04/15/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Last week, during the Shoah (Holocaust) memorial service in Poland, Major General Benny Ganz, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, proclaimed that “we have never been stronger”. The Jewish People is in a position of unprecedented prosperity and security. However, paradoxically, our vulnerability is also at a historic high.

04/15/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Like many, I have been following the story coming out of Rutgers University about alleged abuse by its basketball coach, Mike Rice.

04/15/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Some years ago, a Jewish boy approached a rabbi to officiate at his upcoming wedding to a Christian girl. Before he got to the Christian girl part, the rabbi said, “Please don’t tell me you’re marrying someone who’s not Jewish.

04/14/2013 - 20:00 | | Opinion

Now that Natan Sharansky is going public with his proposal to resolve the Kotel conflict, it is time for the leadership of Modern Orthodoxy to speak out. The message should not be only support for Sharansky’s Solomonic proposal but to dissociate from the policies and tactics practiced by the haredi Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

04/11/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

The State of Israel has made extraordinary progress toward achieving its goals in the 65 years since its founding.  But, in one respect, for the last several decades, it has been in a deep, fairytale-like slumber.

04/09/2013 - 20:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

In a shocking violation of their spiritual obligations as clerics, in an op-ed posted on The Jewish Week website (“Hate Speech Has No Place in a Synagogue”), Rabbis Michael White and Jerome Davidson defame my work and me, while falsely claiming that I am “defaming fellow Americans of a different Abrahamic religion.” They have obviously never read my work — my columns or my books. They falsely accuse me of hate speech and have the chutzpah to invoke Jewish teachings.