Editorial & Opinion

A New ‘Up’ Cycle

01/15/2013 - 19:00

Lessons From Lincoln Square

01/15/2013 - 19:00

The story of the Lincoln Square Synagogue’s financial disaster in constructing a new building (“Lincoln Square Gamble: If You Build It, Will They Come?” Jan. 4) presents a lesson for all congregational leaders about the risks of succumbing to the “edifice complex.”  

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
Editorial

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
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