Opinion

Fighting Back -- And Fighting Good

One part of the reporting I did for the story in this week’s Yom HaShoah issue, about medical resistance during the Holocaust, how physicians and nurses and other members of the putative healing professions took a stand against Nazi genocide, sounded familiar.

I grew up hearing a story along these lines – but in this case, how some doctors in Nazi Germany did not stand up.

Dr. Cheyenne Martin: Teaching about doctors who honored their profession

The Most Important Funding for Jewish Schools That You've Never Heard Of

03/14/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

The challenge of day school affordability is not just an economic but an existential one; it is about the continuity and vitality of the next generation of Jews. While enrollment is at an all-time high, so are tuition bills. 

Jeff Leb is the Director of Political Affairs for the Orthodox Union’s Teach NYS' Initiative.

Ten Commandments Of Smart Philanthropy

03/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Recent decades have seen incredible growth in independent philanthropy. In the past 10 years, the number of donor-advised funds has multiplied fourfold; the number of foundations has grown five-fold in the last 20.

Andres Spokoiny

The Case For Incrementalism

03/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama are hitting the road to the Middle East this month, and, among other important strategic objectives, they will try to revive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that can lead expeditiously to a permanent peace agreement.

Martin Raffel

My Effort To Prevent John Mearsheimer From Being Honored

03/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Last year, my senior year at Croton-Harmon High School in Croton on Hudson, New York, I discovered that the school was going to confer its Distinguished Graduate Award to Dr. John Mearsheimer, co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, which asserts that there is no moral or strategic reason for the United States to maintain its close relationship with Israel. He blames the relationship on the Israel Lobby, which he goes on to define as being made up primarily of American Jews who exert undue influence to the point of control over the media, Congress, and every American President in living memory and beyond. In the end, he talks about how this influence might be curtailed.

Is Mideast Peace Possible?

03/11/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

 The announcement of President Obama's forthcoming visit to Israel and the Palestine Authority in March presents an opportunity to review the status of the Peace Process between Israel and the P.A.  Right now the peace process is in a state of repose.  Both sides say they seek renewal of negotiations, but only Israel has offered to negotiate face to face on all issues without preconditions.

Kenneth J. Bialkin

David Hartman’s Legacy To Jewish Life, Religious Thought

03/05/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Says the Talmud: the righteous (tzadikim) loom even larger after death than in their lifetimes. This must prove that David Hartman was a tzaddik (he would scoff at any attempt to apply this label to him).

Yitz Greenberg

BDS Threat Is To Israel’s Legitimacy, Not Free Speech

03/05/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

When I was a student at Brooklyn College, eons ago, the subjects of free speech and academic freedom were tied into the country’s mortal fear of Communism. One of the most heated issues on campus centered on the firing of Harry Slochower, a well-known professor of German and comparative literature.

Francine Klagsbrun

We Are All The Other

02/26/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Last month, children were attacked while riding the public bus home from school in Jerusalem. They were 6th graders, students of the Max Ryne Hand in Hand bilingual school for Jewish and Arab students. Some of the bus riders were disturbed that these children were speaking Arabic among themselves.

Shuli Dichter

‘Every Child Has Something To Offer’

02/26/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

“My name is Jacob Wiener. I am from Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y. I am almost 15 years old. I have PDD-NOS and bipolar syndrome. The American Disabilities Act allows me to go to school…”

Susan Wiener says her son, Jacob, who has bipolar syndrome, is her teacher about acceptance.
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