Gary Rosenblatt

The Editor's Desk: Look For A Unity Government

Netanyahu, Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/17/2015
Editor And Publisher

The turnout in Israel at the ballot box was high on Tuesday, but now it all comes down to the real election, consisting of one man’s vote. That would be President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, who decides whether to offer the chance to put together a governing coalition to Likud’s Bibi Netanyahu or Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog.

Gary Rosenblatt

The Editor's Desk: Why Israel Might Have A National Unity Government

Netanyahu and Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/16/2015
Editor and Publisher

Tuesday marks the official day for Israel’s national elections.

Gary Rosenblatt

Are Israelis Prepared To Abandon ‘Mr. Security’?

03/11/2015
Editor and Publisher

Imagine if Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the moment he rose to the podium to address the U.S. Congress last week, had taken his prepared speech out of his breast pocket, torn it up in front of a startled global audience, and announced that since everyone knew his stand on Iran he was going to discuss another vital matter.

Gary Rosenblatt

Are Israelis Prepared To Abandon ‘Mr. Security’?

When Bibi fired Lapid and Livni, he had no idea how close this contest would be.

03/10/2015
Editor and Publisher

Imagine if Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the moment he rose to the podium to address the U.S. Congress last week, had taken his prepared speech out of his breast pocket, torn it up in front of a startled global audience, and announced that since everyone knew his stand on Iran he was going to discuss another vital matter.

Gary Rosenblatt

Fear And Loathing In The Jewish World

Post-speech, animosity in community at fever pitch.

03/04/2015
Editor and Publisher

Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has made The Speech, after a prolonged, bitter spat between the White House and Jerusalem, we should soon get a sense of how this embarrassing drama has played out at home for the prime minister. The national elections are set for March 17, and Israelis will speak up through the ballot box.

Gary Rosenblatt

French Chief Rabbi Walking A Fine Line

Korsia ‘under conflicting pressures’ in wake of terror attacks, say expats here.

02/25/2015
Editor and Publisher

Chaim Korsia, thrust into the international spotlight as the chief rabbi of France in the past year, was the center of attention as scholar-in-residence at Park East Synagogue here last weekend.

Gary Rosenblatt

First Step To Defeating Terror: Call It What It Is

Obama’s reluctance to call attacks anti-Semitic or terrorists Islamic radicals is troubling.

02/16/2015
Editor and Publisher

As reports of terror attacks on Jews and Jewish targets in Europe mount, I find myself all too familiar with some of the tragic scenes.

Gary Rosenblatt

On The Road, Discovering Jewish America

From Hoboken to Houston to Albuquerque, Jewish life bubbling up.

02/11/2015
Editor and Publisher

Phoenix — Doing a book tour is an enlightening, enriching, though often humbling, experience. My sporadic travels over the last six months, courtesy of a Jewish Book Council program encouraging communities to host Jewish authors, have given me new insights into how Jewish life plays out around the country, marked by both great contrasts and strong similarities. 

Gary Rosenblatt

A New Generation Of Seekers In Jewish L.A.

The city generates Jewish creativity, in part because it is less bounded by Jewish tradition than New York is.

02/04/2015
Editor and Publisher

Los Angeles — The 3-year-old boy stood on a chair in his backyard, and as about three dozen family members and friends gathered around, he led the assembled in a rousing, one-word-at-a-time call-and-response of the biblical verse: “Torah. Tziva. Lanu. Moshe. Morasha. Kehilat. Yakov.” (Moshe commanded the Torah to us, an eternal heritage for the congregation of Jacob.)

Gary Rosenblatt

Renaissance Man, Quietly Preserving Jewish Treasures

01/28/2015
Editor and Publisher

On a personal tour last fall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit of Near East artifacts from the ninth through seventh centuries B.C., George Blumenthal could hardly contain his excitement.

Gary Rosenblatt
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