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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

01/22/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

American Jews didn’t vote in this week’s Israeli elections, but many decisions made by the newly elected 19th Knesset will directly affect the Jewish community here.

01/15/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up.

01/15/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

When Dovid Hillel Klein, a prominent rabbi with the Chabad chasidic Jewish movement, served as the guest chaplain at the opening of the House of Representatives’ April 2010 session, he related a pearl of wisdom that he’d first heard at a comedy show at Northwestern University in Chicago.

01/10/2013 | | Opinion

When Bill Clinton was President of the United States, many in Israel thought he would most fit to be their Prime Minister. In 2012 we watched the high involvement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Republican presidential campaign, and for a moment it looked like he would be a more suitable candidate than Mitt Romney.

01/08/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Power is both illusive and real, but it is never stagnant. 

Possibly never before in American Jewish history could we find Jews as divided around political priorities and even party affiliation. While the majority of Jews remain liberal, there are growing pockets of Republican Party activists, Tea Party members, and political independents.

01/08/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, several people wondering how they can help the families who lost young children contacted me, because my family suffered its own tragedy.