Editorial & Opinion

Pushing The Inclusion Envelope

01/29/2013 - 19:00

We appreciate your recognizing Gateways: Access to Jewish Education’s work in the field of inclusion in Jewish education in your article “Kids With Special Needs To Get N.Y. School Of Their Own” (Jan. 18).

Musial Memories

01/29/2013 - 19:00

I want to thank Rabbi Shmuel Goldin for his column, “Stan Musial and Me”(Opinion, Jan. 25).
Not only do I share the same first name but I also was born and lived until recently in St. Louis.

A False ‘Truth Commission’

01/29/2013 - 19:00
Editorial

The fact that Argentina has decided to create a “truth commission” with Iran to investigate the 1994 terror bombing that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds of others at the AMIA, a major Jewish center in Buenos Aires, is an outrage. Bad enough that Argentina has bungled the case — the worst bombing in the country’s history — for more than 18 years, with President Nestor Kirchner declaring in 2005 that the various investigations, which to this day have not led to a conviction, were “a national disgrace.”

Learning From Our Students

01/29/2013 - 19:00
Editorial

A most promising development in the area of campus dialogue on the Mideast took place at Brandeis University this week. More than 250 college students from the New England region came together to discuss how best to defuse the volatile topic and make it more civil, engaging and open, focusing on the future rather than the past. Best of all, the program, known as bVIEW (Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World), was created for and by college students themselves.

Ex-Mossad Head: ‘Haredization’ Trumps Iran As Threat

Recent Israeli elections surprised and pleased even world-weary intelligence veteran: sees 'winds of change.'
01/29/2013 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

It’s not often that Mideast events surprise Efraim Halevy, who served in the Mossad for 28 years (including four as director) and who also was head of the National Security Council and adviser to and confidante of four Israeli prime ministers.

Gary Rosenblatt

My Gateway Drug: Groupon

Why does the Jewish community work so hard to attract the indifferent while taking others' loyalty for granted?
01/28/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

My teenage son calls Groupon my gateway drug.

Erica Brown

Countering Religious Extremism In Israel

01/28/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

A year ago, I flew from Israel to New York and was disappointed to find a front-page New York Times article: “Israeli Women Core of Debate on Orthodoxy.”

Yoni Sherizen

Rationalize This!

01/22/2013 - 19:00

Excuses, excuses. None of us lacks reasons or justifications. As Rabbi Joseph Telushkin puts it, rationalizations are more important than food. After all, we have all gone a day without eating.

David Wolpe

Israeli Election Analysis: Bibi, Lapid And Bennet As The Nucleus

01/24/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The final results of Tuesday's vote in Israel show that the big losers are not (as some would have it) the pollsters who had expected 32 seats to Likud-Beitenu, but Binyamin Netanyahu - the apparent winner and natural candidate for prime minister - and his team that gleaned 31 seats. Bibi's fall from 42 to 31 seats amazed almost as much as the dazzling rise of Yair Lapid from none to 19.

Kerry, Hagel, Brennan: Harmful To Israel, Soft On Terrorists

01/24/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his Administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA.

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