Gary Rosenblatt

False Equivalency

The New York Times’ parallels of Israeli and Arab behavior are forced, and inaccurate.

07/10/2014
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I’ve long been a defender of The New York Times’ Mideast coverage, arguing that for all of its flaws on occasion, there is no consistent, inherent bias against Israel.

The New York Times building. Wikimedia Commons

Schwer Zu Sein A Yid

"To be a Jew is to be an adult, and it’s hard, it’s complicated."

Superstitions: And I Thought I Was Strange…

05/22/2014
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In writing about my superstitions when it comes to baseball (“The Power And Pitfalls Of Superstition,” May 16), I realized I might seem odd, if not foolish, to many readers. And no doubt I did.

A Jewish Week Forum: Ari Shavit

Ari Shavit, author of "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel," joined The Jewish Week for conversation on March 6 at Central Synagogue.

JFN Elects First Israeli Co-Chair

"We haven’t adapted. New communities need to be created and re-invented."

Incoming Exec Hopes To Expand Sense Of 'Kehillah'

Eric Goldstein wants to make inroads in his Modern Orthodox community and others; “alarmed” by data on weakening Jewish identity.

01/26/2014
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On July 1, when Eric Goldstein reports to work for the first time on East 59th Street as CEO and executive vice president of UJA-Federation of New York, he will be very familiar with his surroundings.

Eric Goldstein

A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

"Punk Torah, farming and online apps are effective for some but lack a guiding vision of educational aims."

AJC Taking On The Chief Rabbinate

Plan is to form broad coalitions here and in Israel to limit clout of the rabbis’ monopoly.

01/22/2014
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As dissatisfaction with the Israeli Chief Rabbinate intensifies, the American Jewish Committee is heading up an unprecedented effort to form a broad coalition, here and in Israel, to limit, if not end, the rabbis’ authority.

Israel's Chief Rabbinate, meeting in 1959. Wikimedia Commons

The Year That Was

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Reflections on Iran, Willie, the Pope and Pew from Gary Rosenblatt.

Have Yourself A Happy (Second) Chanukah

For many, the winter holiday season can sometime feel like elbowing for room at the family table: Chanukah, Christmas, Kawaanza, Solstice, (Festivus!)…the list goes on.

But this year, latkes came with a slice of pumpkin pie.  And while it was nice to spin the dreidel in-between bastings, for many the Festival of Lights should come with a side of snow.

Photo courtesy Metropolitan Klezmer
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