Editorial & Opinion

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

As Jewish Power Ebbs, A New Form Of Influence?

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

Power is both illusive and real, but it is never stagnant. 

Possibly never before in American Jewish history could we find Jews as divided around political priorities and even party affiliation. While the majority of Jews remain liberal, there are growing pockets of Republican Party activists, Tea Party members, and political independents.

Steven Windmueller

Since Lanner: What I've Learned, What I Wonder

At a time when touching a student can trigger disciplinary action, is it fair to retroactively apply current standards of behavior to teachers?
01/07/2013 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

Two weeks after The Jewish Week broke the story of Rabbi Baruch Lanner’s abuse — sexual, physical and psychological — of scores of teens in his charge over a period of three decades within the Orthodox Union’s NCSY youth group, I wrote a column about some of the people who contacted me in response. They urged me to investigate other Orthodox rabbis or teachers said to be abusers, naming names and offering me details.

Gary Rosenblatt

What To Do About Hagel?

01/07/2013 - 19:00

Some national Jewish leaders, deeply worried and upset over the nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, are in a quandary about whether or not to publicly speak out against his confirmation.

Applauds Free Speech

01/07/2013 - 19:00

I am writing to say yasher koach (congratulations) to The Jewish Week for publishing Peter Geffen’s Opinion piece “In Support of My B’nai Jeshurun Rabbis” (Dec. 21). It was a much-needed piece.

I too have experienced recent unfortunate attempts at control of free speech in the American Jewish community on a recent speaking tour, which were very disturbing.

Break The Rules

01/07/2013 - 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,

Bold Action In Mideast

01/07/2013 - 19:00

Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“Hawk Or Dove On The Middle East,  I Disagree With You,” Dec. 21) correctly states that things are complicated for Israel.

What Cultural Judaism Lacks

01/07/2013 - 19:00

The Jewish Week makes it a policy to glorify “cultural” Judaism frequently at the expense of “religious” (especially Orthodox) Judaism.

Yet the paper also laments the lack of Jewish involvement of half the Jewish population of New York,

How To Help Newtown’s Grieving Families

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

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, several people wondering how they can help the families who lost young children contacted me, because my family suffered its own tragedy.

Sherri Mandell
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