Opinion

Empathizing With Rabbi Michael Broyde

05/07/2013

When I was in seventh grade I ran for president of our community-wide youth investment club.  Investment clubs were common in the 1950s and `60s in the adult world, and parents encouraged their kids to learn the value of financial investing early.  What I learned from my experience in the club changed me, but not the way my folks intended.

Shabbat Service Here Highlights Israel-Diaspora Gap

05/07/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

On a recent Friday night I went to a wonderfully inspiring religious service on a recent Friday night at Romemu on the Upper West Side.

Robbie Gringras

Of Burnt Brisket And Feminist Manifestos

05/07/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Here it is, almost Shavuot, with its dairy meals, and I am still fretting about my Passover brisket fiasco.

Francine Klagsbrun

Mission To Israel: A Workshop In Resilience And Hope

05/07/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

We landed on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Two hundred New Yorkers on the UJA-Federation William Rosenwald Mission, a third of us never having been to Israel before.

Alisa R. Doctoroff

`Defiant Requiem,’ Proud City

04/30/2013
Special to the Jewish Week

This past Monday at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan, I along with a thousand other patrons attended an extraordinary concert "Defiant Requiem: Verdi At Terezin.”

Benjamin Brafman

On Yom Yerushalayim, A Different City

04/30/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Yom Yerushalayim? What’s that? The day each year that we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem and probably one of the least known days in the Jewish calendar.

Gideon Taylor

Sharansky’s Plan: ‘An Old Solution In A New Guise’

04/30/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

How welcome, Rabbi Yitz Greenberg’s call to Modern Orthodox leaders to speak out for a new, better order at the Kotel (“Time For Modern Orthodox Leaders To Speak Out On Kotel Proposal,” Opinion, April 26).

Shulamit S. Magnus

Sharansky’s Plan: ‘An Old Solution In A New Guise’

04/26/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

How welcome, Rabbi Yitz Greenberg’s call to Modern Orthodox leaders to speak out for a new, better order at the Kotel (“Time For Modern Orthodox Leaders To Speak Out On Kotel Proposal,” Opinion, April 26).

Women of the Wall have been agitating for female prayer rights for decades. Getty Images

Broken Tablets: Remembering A Special Friend

04/26/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

To commemorate the passing last month of Sara Lamm Dratch, her friend (and mine) Dr. David Shatz delivered a lecture in her honor. He focused on the events that transpired at the bottom of Mt. Sinai, rather than on the miracle at the top, which we celebrate on Shavuot. He elaborated on the fate of the original divine two tablets, violently broken there by Moses in a fit of rage upon witnessing the golden calf, a salient manifestation of our human imperfections.

Will Blended Learning Cost Less? (And Should That Be The Question?)

04/25/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Among the many challenges faced by schools today are rising costs and shrinking budgets.

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