Gary Rosenblatt

Mind The Gap

Post-army text study could draw religious and secular together.

06/12/2013
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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.

06/05/2013
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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.

05/28/2013
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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."

05/22/2013
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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.

05/14/2013
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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?

05/08/2013
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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.

05/01/2013
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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

Ruskay To Step Down

UJA-Fed's top exec bucked trends by making case for centralized giving.

04/24/2013
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Soon after John Ruskay took over the helm of UJA-Federation of New York in 1999 he gave a major address based on the notion, then prevalent, that Israel had reached a point in its history when peace seemed imminent.

Gary Rosenblatt

A Candidate's Chances

The inclusive David Stav, once a long shot for chief rabbi, seeks changes in haredi stronghold.

04/16/2013
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A few months ago Rabbi David Stav, the 53-year-old founder and president of Tzohar, a rabbinic organization that strives to make the face of traditional Judaism more appealing to Israelis, was seen as the Don Quixote candidate in the upcoming national Chief Rabbinate election, held once a decade.

Sharansky Urges Equal Prayer At Wall

Historic plan seen as victory for pluralism; ‘one Western Wall for one Jewish people.’

04/10/2013
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Charged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come up with a Solomonic solution to the growing controversy over women’s prayer at Judaism’s holiest site, Natan Sharansky, the chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel, is prepared to recommend a bold plan to allow any and all Jews to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

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