Editorial & Opinion

The Barefoot Prophet

04/30/2013 - 20:00

When God appears at the burning bush, what is the first thing Moses is told to do? Take off his shoes.

Rabbi David Wolpe

The Day School Dilemma

A family is soul searching after a child's admission to a Hebrew-language charter school.
04/30/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

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

`Defiant Requiem,’ Proud City

04/29/2013 - 20:00
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

The Letter And The Spirit

04/29/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 7:35 p.m.
Torah: Leviticus 25:1-27:34
Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
Havdalah: 8:39 p.m.

Eugene Korn

In Sickness And In Health

04/29/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Syndicated columnist “Dear Amy” received a letter from a woman who said people were ignoring her sick friend because they found it too difficult to visit.

Erica Brown

On Yom Yerushalayim, A Different City

04/29/2013 - 20:00
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’

04/29/2013 - 20:00
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’

04/25/2013 - 20:00
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

04/25/2013 - 20:00
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?)

04/24/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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

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