Editorial & Opinion

Financial Aid For Day School Parents

05/06/2013 - 20:00

Re: “The Day School Dilemma” (Editor’s column, May 3), I hope that Carolyn and Don will ask their day school about financial aid. It sounds like they’re falling into the middle-class trap:

Shavuot: The Wedding Of ‘Only’ And ‘Us’

05/06/2013 - 20:00
Editorial

Shavuot, to be observed and celebrated this year on Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday, is a unique festival. There is nothing equivalent to the model seders that we share with others beyond our community. There is no explicit call to “those who are hungry,” as at the seder, or to house the homeless, in the spirit of the fragile sukkah. Hardly anyone attempts to equate the spirit of the holiday to political and social causes in the world at large.

In Syria, A Deadly Game Of Bluff

05/06/2013 - 20:00
Editorial

Israel’s air strikes inside of Syria in recent days delivered not only bombs but also strong messages. The question is how they will be interpreted.

Shabbat Service Here Highlights Israel-Diaspora Gap

05/06/2013 - 20:00
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

05/06/2013 - 20:00
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

The Conversion Of Ruth

05/06/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Candles: 7:43 p.m. (Fri.); 7:47 p.m. (Tue.);
8:52 p.m. (Wed.)
Torah: Numbers 1:1-4:20 (Sat.);
Exodus 19:1-20:23 (Wed.);
Num. 28:26-31 (Shavuot);
Deut. 14:22-16:17 (Thu)
Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 (Sat.); Ezekiel 1:1-28 (Wed.);
Habakuk 2:20-3:19 (Thu);
Book of Ruth Havdalah: 8:48 p.m. (Sat.);
8:53 p.m. (Thu.)

Shlomo Riskin

Mission To Israel: A Workshop In Resilience And Hope

05/06/2013 - 20:00
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

Vibrant Englewood Community

04/30/2013 - 20:00

Regarding “Increased Competition Shakes Up N.J. Schools” (April 12), it is no secret that a severe tuition crisis exists in the Bergen County Jewish day school world today.

On Evaluating Birthright

04/30/2013 - 20:00

In response to the issue of the research on Birthright Israel being paid for by its sponsors (“Who’s To Say How Funders Spend Their Money?” Editor’s Column, March 29), for the record: the evaluation/research on the impact of Birthright Israel trips was commissioned by Michael Steinhardt (and Charles Bronfman) not to get selling points for donors, but out of Steinhardt’s conviction that all nonprofit activities should be evaluated in disciplined fashion.

Gay Jews Need More Than Tolerance

04/30/2013 - 20:00

I write in response to Stuart Kurlander’s Opinion piece, “Door Is Wide Open For Gay Jews To Be Leaders” (April 26).

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