Gary Rosenblatt

American Jewry's 'Leadership Cliff'

We must ask not just 'Who will lead us,' but 'Where are we going?'
07/02/2013 - 20:00
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Is the American Jewish community about to go over “the leadership cliff?"

Is the American Jewish community about to go over “the leadership cliff”?   That phrase, which appears in a sober new study by t

‘Change From Within’

Despite sweeping election results, Israel's leaders stress gradualism.
06/25/2013 - 20:00
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I have often said, only half-kiddingly, that I tend to return from Israel a bit more confused about the country’s major issues than before I left. Reading the news about Israel from my perch in New York, things tend to seem black and white. But when I’m there, it’s the gray that is most evident. That’s certainly true of my just completed month-long experiment in a “working vacation.” (My wife said I was working; I maintained we were on vacation.)

Gary Rosenblatt

Talking With Ruth Calderon

In classroom and in parliament, MK Calderon aims to 'free and reclaim' Judaism.
06/18/2013 - 20:00
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Jerusalem — In the hour she spent with 150 young Jewish entrepreneurs and social activists from around the world last Wednesday morning at the annual ROI (Return on Investment) Summit here, new Knesset member Ruth Calderon chose to teach a Talmudic text, coax thoughtful comments about it from her audience, apply the discussion to modern-day situations, and then welcome questions about current affairs.

Ruth Calderon

Mind The Gap

Post-army text study could draw religious and secular together.
06/11/2013 - 20:00
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Ein Prat (in the Judean desert between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea) — How do you encourage young Israeli Jews, both secular and observant, to deepen their “Israeli-ness,” exploring their Jewish and national identities in a way that is serious, thoughtful and open?

Gary Rosenblatt

Culture War Widening

Israeli anger at haredim misplaced, some observers insist.
06/04/2013 - 20:00
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Jerusalem — The phrase is familiar to the point of cliché: Israel is a Jewish and democratic state.

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ISO: New Image

Amenities like spruced-up train station draw Israelis to their City of Gold.
05/27/2013 - 20:00
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Jerusalem — On the night we arrived in Israel last week, my wife and I went for a stroll to see the newly renovated train station complex in the center of town.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jewish Megatrends

Rabbi offers a new way to think of ourselves: "tribal," and "covenental."
05/21/2013 - 20:00
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Rabbi Sidney Schwarz recalls the exact words of a comment from a liberal rabbinical student that disturbed him profoundly.

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Israel: Don’t Overreach

Futurist believes country’s leaders could overstep its limits.
05/13/2013 - 20:00
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David Passig, a professor at Bar-Ilan University, is the first to admit that he is neither a prophet nor a seer.

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Is AJCongress Jack Rosen’s Show?

Is he reviving or hijacking the national agency?
05/07/2013 - 20:00
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What’s your definition of a “major national Jewish organization”?

Could it be made up of less than 20 people?

Don’t laugh. Consider the case of the American Jewish Congress.

Gary Rosenblatt

The Day School Dilemma

A family is soul searching after a child's admission to a Hebrew-language charter school.
04/30/2013 - 20:00
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Carolyn and Don recently found out that they won a highly competitive lottery. They’re excited, of course, but the news has also precipitated some serious questioning on their part about their religious and educational goals — for themselves and their three young children.

Gary Rosenblatt
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