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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

06/10/2016 - 10:33 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

When Army veteran and Vanderbilt graduate student Taylor Force was murdered in a terror attack this past March in Israel, my colleague and fellow psychologist Dr. Jackie Weinberg and I were approached to provide guidance to the group of students and university staff with whom Taylor was touring Israel.

06/07/2016 - 13:14 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

On April 17, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu convened a cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights and proclaimed that Israel will never give it up. While I completely agree with his position, I question the timing of the announcement.

06/07/2016 - 13:09 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

The most prominent of Bernie Sanders’ appointees to the Democratic Platform Draft Committee is Cornel West, the provocative African-American philosopher, activist, and harsh critic of Israel. A strong backer of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, West recently accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “war crimes” against the Palestinians. His presence on the committee along with that of other outspoken Israel critics worries many pro-Israel Democrats.

06/02/2016 - 11:13 | | Opinion

Twenty-five years ago this week, the world was captivated by images of the dramatic airlift that brought 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel from amidst a raging civil war.

06/02/2016 - 11:02 | | Opinion

Modern Orthodoxy is currently in the midst of an intense search for a formula that will help invigorate a movement whose allure has seemingly diminished. A philosophy which until recently had broad appeal, is losing traction among the younger generation. Its ethos, it seems, no longer excites the populace the way it did in its heyday. Rabbis, scholars and lay leaders are searching for a solution. So far, unsuccessfully.  The ailment is obvious; the cure, elusive.

05/31/2016 - 16:18 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s collapse, an event that opened a new chapter in world history and in Jewish history, too. Russian Jews spread across the world, with hundreds of thousands coming to Israel and the U.S., as well as many other countries.