Editorial & Opinion

Ark Not Kitschy

01/15/2013 - 19:00

Your Jan. 4 sidebar on Lincoln Square Synagogue’s aron kodesh (“Craters Of The Last Ark”) mentions that some find its unusual design kitschy. I disagree.

Time To Challenge Hagel

01/15/2013 - 19:00

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense should be vigorously challenged (“What To Do About Hagel?” Jan. 11).

Unwise Campaign Against Hagel

01/15/2013 - 19:00

That “several pro-Israel groups have been very vocal in warning against the [former Sen. Chuck] Hagel appointment” (“What To Do About Hagel?” Jan 11) is putting it mildly. Many of these groups, as well as Jewish neoconservatives,

Round 2: Obama vs. Netanyahu

01/15/2013 - 19:00

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu are fated to enter Round 2 of their diplomatic slugfest next week,

Election Preview: Why The Israeli Right Has Turned Hardline

Recent history has shown that Israelis favor the right when they feel threatened.
01/15/2013 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

The three most important pieces of information to know about Tuesday’s upcoming national elections in Israel are: Bibi Netanyahu will emerge as prime minister for another term; the government will move further to the right and the electoral system is in desperate need of change, a major factor in the disturbing polarization we are witnessing.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jewish Schools Can Lead In STEM Education

01/14/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up.

Double Standard On Campus Drinking At Northwestern

01/14/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When Dovid Hillel Klein, a prominent rabbi with the Chabad chasidic Jewish movement, served as the guest chaplain at the opening of the House of Representatives’ April 2010 session, he related a pearl of wisdom that he’d first heard at a comedy show at Northwestern University in Chicago.

A Friend Indeed

01/07/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

David Wolpe

Republicans And Democrats, Israeli Style

01/09/2013 - 19:00

When Bill Clinton was President of the United States, many in Israel thought he would most fit to be their Prime Minister. In 2012 we watched the high involvement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Republican presidential campaign, and for a moment it looked like he would be a more suitable candidate than Mitt Romney.

The Seventh Plague Brings A Twist

01/07/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:30 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Havdalah: 5:34 p.m.

Rabbi Peretz Rodman
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