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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

08/12/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

While Gary Rosenblatt’s “Claims Conference Facing New Pressures” (July 17) was published as a column and not a news report, one would expect that what Rosenblatt deems “facts” would be accurate. Yet, once again The Jewish Week’s coverage of the Claims Conference is rife with factual errors, and the need for the paper to retain a public editor evident.

08/06/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Israel’s leaders have lined up over the past week to condemn the two terror attacks undertaken by extremist Jews. The first attack targeted marchers in the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade and left a 16-year-old girl dead. The second attack, firebombs targeting homes in a West Bank village, killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby, whose older brother and parents remain hospitalized.

08/04/2015 | | Opinion

Let’s talk about dating as it is practiced in some segments of our community, most notably among the Orthodox. #UpperWestSide #WashingtonHeights #QueensCollege #Stern. Are we happy with the current state of dating? Are we happy with The Dating Rules?

08/04/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

While a segment of the Jewish community is organizing to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, it is missing the main threat to Israel’s existence and ignoring the self-centered actions of Israel’s prime minister.

08/04/2015 | | Opinion

Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. Many groups are devoting significant time and resources to opposing the agreement and attempting to prevent its approval by Congress out of a belief that it will leave both the United States and Israel less safe. In view of the political reality however, the energy being spent to fight it is misplaced.  Instead, we must prepare for the day after the agreement goes into effect to ensure that the U.S. and Israel are in the best possible position to confront the new realities that this deal will create in the Middle East

08/04/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

One recent morning I woke to learn that Israel’s Religious Affairs minister, David Azoulay, had made yet another round of disparaging remarks about non-Orthodox Jews in the diaspora. “A Reform Jew, from the moment he stops following Jewish law, I cannot allow myself to say that he is a Jew,” stated Azoulay.