Editorial & Opinion

Upset At Opera

07/02/2014
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The New York Times chief classical music critic feels that the “Klinghoffer” opera is an attempt to explore the suffering of the Palestinians; and the Times feels that the opera “gives voice to all sides” in this act of terrorism should not have been cancelled in any way because “art can be provocative and controversial.” And the author, John Adams, feels that the Palestinians “are still human beings and there still has to be reasons why they did this act.”

Sephardim Section Long Overdue

07/02/2014
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I was very pleased to see The Jewish Week’s special section on Sephardim in
New York (June 27). This is a long overdue story, as what is happening in New York is
nothing less than the revival and flourishing of an ancient tradition in a
modern context.

Dust And Ashes

07/02/2014
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Why does Abraham declare, “I am but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:27). The Beit Halevi (Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik) offers a brilliant insight.

Rabbi David Wolpe

'Take Us Seriously'

Jewish journalists plead with Israeli government not to treat them like PR operatives.

07/02/2014
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The underlying tension between the Israeli government sponsors of last week’s Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem and many of the 140 attendees — Jewish journalists from 32 countries — rose to the surface at the very first panel of the four-day program.

Gary Rosenblatt

Three Deaths In The Family

07/02/2014
Editorial

The reality of the news hit like a punch in the stomach, followed by the deep sadness we’d been holding back for almost three weeks.

The Art Of The Thank-You

07/01/2014
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We’ve spoken before about Jewish conversational style: the fast pace, the interruptive jumps that hold enthusiasm but are often perceived as rude, the stubborn holding-on to topics despite lack of interest or the quick move from subject to subject. But we haven’t talked about what we say or don’t say, only how. Indulge me for a few minutes on the content of our speech.

Erica Brown

Balaam’s Unlikely Prophecy

07/01/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:12 p.m.
Torah: Num. 22:2- 25:9
Haftarah: Micha 5:6-6:8
Havdalah: 9:12 p.m.

Shlomo Riskin

Honeymoon Israel: Birthright For Young Marrieds

07/01/2014
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It’s now summer and judging from the “For Sale” signs that have popped up like dandelions on suburban lawns, the real estate market seems to be in full swing. As anyone who has purchased a home can tell you, an essential part of the home purchasing experience is the dreaded inspection report.

Lubavitcher Rebbe Lives On Through His Good Works

07/01/2014
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The Talmud (Ta’anit 5b) teaches us that the Biblical Jacob never died, despite the eulogies that were delivered in the presence of his mortally deceased body. His impact continues so long as his children, the Jewish people, endure.

Israel's PR War

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens talks about the threats to Israel, and its world image, at a JW forum.

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