Editorial & Opinion

Lessons from Tragedy: Moving Forward After The Sandy Hook Shooting

01/02/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Many years ago I dated a woman who was the child of Holocaust survivors. My potential future in-laws were elderly and were closer in age to my grandparents than my parents. I went to ask a great rabbi if this was cause for concern.  He responded, “Who really knows who is old and who is young?”  We have all learned with recent events that being just 6 years old can in fact be “very old.”

The Fateful Vow

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

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:23 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13;
29:22-23 (Ashkenaz);
Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Sephard)
Havdalah: 5:27 p.m.

Fred Ehrman

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Years late and way over budget, a new home holds Lincoln Square Synagogue's hopes for a revival.
01/01/2013 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Officials of Lincoln Square Synagogue know full well that people on the Upper West Side, and beyond,

Gary Rosenblatt

Alas, No More Ring Dings

01/01/2013 - 19:00

I read Jonathan Mark’s piece about the death of Hostess and Drake’s cakes with great sadness (“When The Goose Is Cooked,” Route 17, Nov. 30).

I too ate more than my share of Funny Bones, Devil Dogs and Yankee Doodles during my youth. In those days there was no guilt about eating delicious food in excess.

Break The Rules

01/01/2013 - 19:00

This is a response to Gary Strong’s letter to the editor (Dec. 21) in which he stated that Anat Hoffman would better serve our people if she would just follow “the rules” of the Kotel,

Christmas Spirit

01/01/2013 - 19:00

I enjoy reading Elicia Brown’s writing, and her column, “Chanukah: To Give And To Get” (Dec. 14) was no exception.

The last line, though, about an excess of Chanukah presents —“[t]here’s a little too much Christmas spirit here” — was perhaps not the best way to make a point. Imagine reading an essay in a secular magazine in which the narrator says: “When my 16-year-old asked for cold hard cash for Christmas, I told him that he was getting a little too much into the Chanukah spirit.”

How Jewish Is Youkilis?

01/01/2013 - 19:00

In categorically describing the new New York Yankee Kevin Youkilis as “Jewish” without going into the specifics of his family background, you are doing your readers a disservice (“Yanks Now Eight Shy Of A Minyan,” Dec. 21).

A recent article in The New York Times, in contrast, traces Youkilis’ paternal Jewish roots back several generations and concludes that “there is little ambiguity” as to his Jewishness because “While his mother, Carolyn, a West Virginian, was not raised Jewish, she converted after marrying Mike [Kevin’s father].”

Misspent Funds

01/01/2013 - 19:00

Underreported News

01/01/2013 - 19:00

Jonathan Mark continues to be our conscience and soul with his “Most Under-reported Stories of 2012” (Dec. 28), whose dire consequences we ignore at our peril.

For example, the underreporting of the Palestinian rockets permitted the media to equate Hamas with Israel when the Israel Defense Forces finally acted, elevating the terrorists and blaming the victims for defending themselves, the type of unethical media double standard commonly used against the Jewish state.

The Power Of Now

01/01/2013 - 19:00

‘Live for the moment.” “This is the only time you have.”

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