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10/13/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Editor’s Note: Following is an excerpt from the eulogy delivered by Yagil Henkin, an IDF military historian, for his brother, Eitam, and sister-in-law, Naama, who were murdered in their car on Oct. 3, presumably by Palestinian terrorists, near the Jewish community of Neira in the West Bank.

10/13/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

We are approaching an important date, a watershed that’s been anticipated for three decades. On Oct. 21, if you happen to be in Hill Valley, Calif., down by the Texaco station and the clock tower, you might just see Marty McFly whiz by on his hoverboard.

10/08/2015 | | RNS | Opinion

So, Ralph Lauren, nee Lifshitz, is retiring (sort of).

10/08/2015 | | Special to The Jewish Week | Opinion

Perhaps the fact that the announcement was made on the second day of Rosh HaShanah said it all: “The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System ... is being renamed Northwell Health as the 21-hospital network prepares to launch a rebranding and marketing campaign in 2016 to distinguish it in a crowded metropolitan market.” Another Jewish hospital has disappeared and its managers were unconcerned that the announcement was made on the Jewish New Year.

10/07/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

It’s hard to believe that some 40 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, affirming a woman’s right to privacy in abortion matters, abortion is still one of the hottest topics in the presidential campaign. It’s hard to believe that barely a week after Pope Francis addressed the United States Congress, calling for an end to capital punishment, the first woman in 70 years was executed by the state of Georgia. Questions concerning life and death seem never to be resolved, from one generation to the next, and maybe that’s to be expected. These are, after all, the most fundamental of human concerns and they warrant our periodic thinking and rethinking.

10/07/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Songs reflect emotion. Melody speaks volumes about the culture and thinking of a community.