Gary Rosenblatt

Where Muslims, Jews Clash — And Hug

A unique and controversial experiment, under wraps until now, offers American Muslim leaders a deeper understanding of Jewish identity and history.

11/17/2015 - 19:00
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I spent the last weekend of October on the Upper West Side with more than 40 thoughtful, impressive women and men from across the country on an intellectual and spiritual journey.

Gary Rosenblatt

Bibi Soothes GA Crowd; Focus On Youth Continues

Prime minister signals reset with White House; millennials want a seat at the table.

11/10/2015 - 19:00
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Washington, D.C. — The appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the headline of the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America here this week. But it was what he and his Likud coalition represents to the various constituencies in his audience — rather than what he said in his 30-minute speech on Tuesday — that is the more intriguing story of this year’s conference.

Gary Rosenblatt

Dennis Ross Urges U.S. To Get Real On Mideast Life

The Arab states are more concerned about U.S. support for their own governments than Washington’s relationship with Jerusalem.

11/03/2015 - 19:00
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"Insanity," it is said, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Remembering Rabin: The Man And The Promise

The religious and political tensions within world Jewry spilled over from hateful words to a deadly deed.

10/27/2015 - 20:00
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I interviewed Yitzhak Rabin on the last evening he spent in America.

Our meeting took place around the dining-room table in his suite at the Waldorf Astoria on a Saturday night in October 1995. The prime minister, wearing an open white shirt and with a cigarette never far from his mouth, spoke with three Jewish journalists in his usual taciturn style, though he seemed to me more shy than cold in nature.

Gary Rosenblatt

God Weeps Over Religious Violence

The first human interaction: Brother murders brother.

10/20/2015 - 20:00
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Sadly, the latest book from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of Great Britain and widely admired around the world as a leading Jewish thinker, is all too timely.

Gary Rosenblatt

The Wrong Way To Fight BDS

10/14/2015 - 20:00
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The dirty little secret about the pro-Israel, anti-BDS effort launched at a private summit in Las Vegas in June by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is that it appears doomed to be ineffective. Which is more than a shame, given that the campaign, with initial support from about 20 other major pro-Israel donors, is estimated to have raised upwards of $50 million.

Gary Rosenblatt

Where Are Tomorrow’s Leaders?

Les Wexner has an Establishment critique, and an answer.

10/07/2015 - 20:00
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Major philanthropic foundations play a central role in American Jewish life today, but it wasn’t always so.

Gary Rosenblatt

Making The Desert Bloom, The Sequel

A new book about Israel's water situation makes a worthy subject an interesting one.

09/30/2015 - 20:00
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On Monday morning, Jews around the world will be praying for rain in Israel for the winter months as part of the Shemini Atzeret holiday service, a custom that goes back many centuries.

Gary Rosenblatt

In Riverdale, Split Deepens Over Rabbi

On High Holy Days, hundreds choose to pray elsewhere as Rabbi Rosenblatt presides at RJC.

09/22/2015 - 20:00
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Ludwig “Lou” Bravmann, a prime force behind the direction and financial stability of the Riverdale Jewish Center for decades, says that lately he wakes up in the middle of the night “feeling terrible, depressed — I’ve never felt this bad.”

Gary Rosenblatt

‘Existentially, Yeshiva Is Not In Trouble’

A sober appreciation of outgoing YU President Richard Joel.

09/15/2015 - 20:00
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Not surprisingly, news of Richard Joel’s announcement that he will not seek another term as president of Yeshiva University after his contract ends in June 2018 evoked mixed reactions in the YU community and beyond.

Gary Rosenblatt
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