Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

05/27/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

My mother’s favorite story: Two Jews in post-Anschluss Vienna, walking through an anti-Semitic neighborhood. They see that they’re being followed by two Nazi thugs. One of the Jews says to his friend, “We better make a run for it. There are two of them, and we are all alone.”

05/27/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Amid the troubling data regarding international anti-Semitism in a major survey released by the Anti-Defamation League were some less-commented-upon figures that should give us all pause for thought. 

05/21/2014 | | Opinion

Amidst the troubling data regarding international anti-Semitism in a major survey released by the Anti-Defamation League were some less commented upon figures that should give us all pause for thought. 

05/20/2014 | | Opinion

Recent Jewish Week exchanges over the East Ramapo Central School District reveal intense emotions and points of view that underlie the tensions and conflict affecting Rockland County.

05/20/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

What if I told you that one of the biggest events of the year for the State of Israel takes place not in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv but right here in New York City? And that despite being thousands of miles away, every Israeli feels an immense sense of pride knowing that hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate their support of Israel each and every year when it takes place. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about the Celebrate Israel parade, which marks its golden jubilee on June 1.

05/20/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang has been making headlines with an essay demanding that his peers stop dismissing his opinions with a glib “check your privilege” retort. Relating his grandparents’ Holocaust history, he objects to his classmates’ writing him off as a white male who doesn’t understand the struggles of the less fortunate. Originally written for a campus journal, Fortgang’s essay was quickly picked up by a host of Internet sites and Fox News, and even garnered the attention of The New York Times.