Editorial & Opinion

‘The Israel Talks’ Support

02/26/2013 - 19:00

Thank you, Gary Rosenblatt, for your column of Feb. 20 (“Has Jewish Infighting Finally Hit Bottom?”) describing The Israel Talks and its goals.

Ahead Of The Curve

02/26/2013 - 19:00

The assertions in Gary Rosenblatt’s article, “Has Jewish Infighting Finally Hit Bottom?” (Feb. 22) that “Jewish unity seems only to be reactionary, like after a synagogue is firebombed” and that “we need to be more strategic” is not borne out by the facts in Westchester County, where the Jewish community does the very sorts of things that are urged to be done.

The Limits Of Knowledge

02/26/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In the age of knowledge who will say a nice word on behalf of ignorance? 

David Wolpe

Don't Confront, Educate

Jewish students' aversion to conflict prompts pro-Israel activists to shift tactics on campus.
02/26/2013 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

There is a crisis regarding perceptions of Israel on college campuses today. But it’s probably not the one you think it is.

Gary Rosenblatt

We Are All The Other

02/25/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last month, children were attacked while riding the public bus home from school in Jerusalem. They were 6th graders, students of the Max Ryne Hand in Hand bilingual school for Jewish and Arab students. Some of the bus riders were disturbed that these children were speaking Arabic among themselves.

Shuli Dichter

‘Every Child Has Something To Offer’

02/25/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

“My name is Jacob Wiener. I am from Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y. I am almost 15 years old. I have PDD-NOS and bipolar syndrome. The American Disabilities Act allows me to go to school…”

Susan Wiener says her son, Jacob, who has bipolar syndrome, is her teacher about acceptance.

Israel Doesn’t Want Me

A convert -- also a Reform rabbi -- is saddened, but not surprised that Israel is questioning Orthodox conversions.

02/25/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I read with concern and sadness about some American Jews who want to make aliyah, and whose Orthodox conversions, performed years ago in the U.S., are now being questioned by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate and its Ministry of Interior (“New Convert Snub By Israel Fuels Fresh Anger Here,” Feb. 8).

Rabbi Heidi Hoover

Blood Upon Our House

Gun control should be the Jewish cause of our time.
02/25/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

“You shall not bring blood upon your house.” (Deuteronomy 24:8)

Erica Brown

Of Fabric And Fabrication

02/18/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Shabbat candles: 5:20 p.m.
Torah: Exodus 27:20-30:10;
Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Haftarah: I Samuel 15:1-34
Havdalah: 6:20 p.m. (Purim)

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

Meeting Her Match

02/19/2013 - 19:00

Shame on Amy Webb (“Picky, Picky,” Singles, Feb. 15).
Exploiting and deceiving others is not something to be proud of, or even to approve of.  Even if it helps a person get to her goal.
And shame on The Jewish Week for giving her so much positive fee publicity to sell her book.

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