Gary Rosenblatt

Repairing The World In 72 Hours

Make-a-thons pair techies and people with disabilities to turn tikkun olam into action.

04/27/2016 - 08:52
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Gary Rosenblatt

The Sorry State Of The Two-State Solution

Nothing is happening. But that may change before Obama leaves office.

04/20/2016 - 08:48
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For good or for bad, no one is talking seriously about getting Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table these days.

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How Does The Media Cover Israel?

Painstakingly and controversially, based on a two-day conference on news coverage of the Jewish state.

04/06/2016 - 08:54
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Waltham, Mass. — As Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times for four years, Jodi Rudoren was used to dealing with sharp criticism of her reporting from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Make Way For ‘Earthodoxy’

A new effort to support spiritual communities is fueled by those on the communal fringes.

03/30/2016 - 08:31
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In early March, Sid Schwarz, a rabbi and social entrepreneur, brought together 60 creative Jewish activists from around the country to test a theory of his.

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In Search Of Sheldon Adelson

Will he support Trump? ‘Why not?’ the mega-philanthropist says.

03/23/2016 - 09:06
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Sheldon Adelson, appearing wan and frail but in good spirits, had a simple message for an admiring audience of about 150 young Jewish professionals in Manhattan the other night:

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Face To Face With Trump At AIPAC

03/16/2016 - 09:04
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Among the many reasons this year’s presidential campaign is unique, consider this one: Running on the Democratic side we have a socialist Jew with non-Jewish grandchildren, and in the Republican race, the front-runner is a billionaire Presbyterian with Orthodox Jewish grandchildren.

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Giving Voice To Inclusive Orthodoxy

New grassroots group seeks to revive and expand ideals of Edah, which folded a decade ago.

03/09/2016 - 08:50
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Ten years ago, when Edah, an organization devoted to the ideology and values of Modern Orthodoxy, closed its doors, founding director Rabbi Saul Berman said it had largely achieved its goal of reversing “the separatist trend within Modern Orthodoxy, which was isolating” that community “from the rest of the Jewish people.” He added that after a nine-year tenure it was “time to pass the challenge on to others to do the work.”

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‘Sauna’ Rabbi Stepping Down; Or Is He?

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Riverdale leader’s surprise statement unclear about intentions and timing.

Riverdale leader’s surprise statement unclear about intentions and timing.

03/01/2016 - 12:11
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A brief statement last Wednesday evening from the leadership of the Riverdale Jewish Center, informing members that their embattled rabbi, Jonathan Rosenblatt,  “intends to step aside from the senior rabbinate” of the Modern Orthodox congregation, is being scrutinized and parsed in the community this week like a passage from the Talmud.

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Funding Day Schools In Philly His Way

A ‘divisive community builder’ sounds like a contradiction in terms. Meet David Magerman.

02/24/2016 - 08:57
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David Magerman, a man on a mission to build and sustain a vibrant Orthodox community in Philadelphia, is a tangle of contradictions.

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A Big Philanthropic Hole To Fill

Engaging young Jews energized Charles Bronfman; with his foundation ‘sunsetting,’ who’ll pick up the slack?

02/17/2016 - 08:35
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Quietly, with the forethought and grace that has distinguished the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies as a trendsetter in Jewish life since its launch three decades ago, the foundation effectively shut down at the end of 2015. With much of the operation closed and staff diminished, this year will be one of “spend down,” completing commitments to prior obligations but no longer entertaining new grant proposals.

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