Gary Rosenblatt

When Journalists Lose Their Moral Compass

07/23/2014
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Los Angeles — There is so much to read these days about the Israel-Hamas conflict. There are constant reports from Gaza and Israel, with correspondents from around the world reporting on up-to-the-minute casualty figures. My suggestion for those who seek a deeper understanding of the roots of this war is simple: study the Hamas Charter.

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New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False

07/16/2014
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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.

Gary Rosenblatt

New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False

07/16/2014
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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.

Gary Rosenblatt

‘Revenge’ Is Not Our Way

Calls for vengeance are typical of helpless minorities, not a strong majority living in its own state.

07/09/2014
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It took a Jerusalem rabbi to bring comfort, and perspective, to my suburban community this past Shabbat in the wake of the murder of the three Israeli teens.

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'Take Us Seriously'

Jewish journalists plead with Israeli government not to treat them like PR operatives.

07/02/2014
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The underlying tension between the Israeli government sponsors of last week’s Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem and many of the 140 attendees — Jewish journalists from 32 countries — rose to the surface at the very first panel of the four-day program.

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The Sounds Of Lubavitch

Memories of a 'farbrengen,' and lingering questions about the rebbe.

06/25/2014
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Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Jewish Week in June 1994, 20 years ago, a few days after the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

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Inching Back Toward Tradition

It's about Israelis becoming Jewish, not the secular becoming religious.

06/18/2014
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Micah Goodman, 39, a rising star in Israel as a philosopher, author, television personality and catalyst for change, makes a strong case that the deep divide between religious and secular Jews in Israel is narrowing.

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Ruskay Looks Back, And Ahead

Leader takes pride in 15 years at helm of UJA-Fed NY while noting community's ‘uncertain future.'

06/11/2014
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In a rare quiet moment, John Ruskay, who is stepping down at the end of the month after 15 years as CEO and executive vice president of UJA-Federation of New York, sat in his office on East 59th Street and described his feelings these days as “running in a relay race, trying to hand the baton” to his successor, Eric Goldstein, as seamlessly as possible.

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‘Love Me, Love My Book’

A personal account of a two-minute pitch that can catapult or sink an author.

06/05/2014
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It’s every author’s dream. And nightmare.

The chance to address several hundred people from around the country who, deeply attentive, have come to New York for three days and one purpose — to find speakers for their local Jewish community book fairs, sisterhood luncheons and other cultural programs.

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JFNA To Promote Civil Marriage

In Israel, federations walk a fine line to support religious freedom without opposing Chief Rabbinate.

05/28/2014
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The Jewish Federations of North America, or JFNA, may soon launch an effort that would include supporting groups in Israel working to limit or end Orthodox control of personal-status issues such as marriage, divorce, conversion and burial, The Jewish Week has learned.

Gary Rosenblatt
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