Editorial & Opinion

Silencing Women's Voices: Time To Speak Up

02/15/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

I was riveted by the recent story of an Orthodox Israeli young woman, Ophir Ben-Shetreet, who sang beautifully on the Israeli talent-search program, “The Voice,” and as a result was suspended from her Orthodox school for two weeks because of the prohibition against women singing in public if men are present.  Ophir’s performance and evident charm inspired people around the country.  The judges praised her as “modest” and “pure,” and she could serve as a role model for young Orthodox women who feel the desire to express themselves and develop their talents.  Instead, she was condemned.

'The Heritage Of All Israel'

Founder of Tel Aviv's secular yeshiva, also a Knesset member, leads Israel's parliament in study and prayer.

02/14/2013

Editor’s Note: Ruth Calderon, founder of a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv, spent several years living in New York recently, teaching at the JCC in Manhattan and other venues. This was her inaugural speech in the Knesset this week as a member of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party.

Ruth Calderone

Renaissance Man, Quietly Preserving Jewish Treasures

01/28/2015
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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

A Golden Thread Of Providence

01/28/2015
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History can change by very slim margins: Had Blucher been a little late to Waterloo or, as Pascal put it, had Cleopatra’s nose been longer, the world would have been different.

Rabbi David Wolpe

East Midwood Jewish Center Omission

01/28/2015
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Regarding your well-written article, “Landmark Day For Flatbush Conservative Synagogue” (Dec. 19): The history of the East Midwood Jewish Center is woefully incomplete without the mention of Rabbi Harry Halperin. Rabbi Halperin was, in many ways, the catalyst who shepherded the growth of the EMJC in its “glory days.”

Accepts Dershowitz’s Denials

01/28/2015
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I have long experience in working with Alan Dershowitz and have every confidence in the honesty of his denials of publicized conduct (“Defending Dershowitz, To A Fault?” (Jan. 16).

Defends Dershowitz

01/28/2015
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Regarding “Defending Dershowitz, To A Fault?” (Jan. 16), I have known Alan Dershowitz for many years. Although we disagree on some fundamental Israel issues, Dershowitz is surely a sincere, passionate, and heartfelt Zionist who loves Israel. There is no more outspoken and eloquent advocate for Israel’s security.

Wrong Leader In Paris?

01/28/2015
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Regarding last week’s article, “Bibi’s Paris Trip Continues To Reverberate,” why didn’t Israel send Reuven Rivlin, its president, to the anti-terror march in Paris following the terror attacks there?

European Jews Should Leave

01/28/2015
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Regarding your coverage of the terror attacks in France over the last two issues, why don’t the Jews of Belgium and France come to the U.S or Canada?

Practical Reasons For Staying In Europe

01/28/2015
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The articles over the last two weeks about the situation that Jews in Europe are facing are generally very good. However, there are two salient points that appears to have not been mentioned.

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