Editorial & Opinion

`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.

Jewish Business Ethics: Proper Marketing and Selling

04/23/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

There is a famous business concept called caveat emptor (buyer beware). In secular society, as long as a seller does not blatantly lie or actively conceal a defect, it is the full responsibility of the buyer to exercise due diligence and to inspect what is being purchased. Jewish law takes a totally different approach: It is presumed that no defects or problems exist in a product or property if they are not disclosed explicitly by the seller.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Time For Modern Orthodox Leaders To Speak Out On Kotel Proposal

04/23/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Now that Natan Sharansky is going public with his proposal to resolve the Kotel conflict, it is time for the leadership of Modern Orthodoxy to speak out.

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