Editorial & Opinion

Cautious About New Schools

12/03/2012 - 19:00

As an alumnus of an “established” yeshiva day school, I was interested by your coverage of the experimental startup schools (“Lower Tuition School Model Spawning Imitators,” Nov. 23).

While I admire the noble goal of trying to address the tuition crisis through lower-cost education (putting more kids in classrooms, having fewer administrators, etc.), I didn’t see any evidence cited regarding the efficacy of the new technologies, especially in the realm of Judaic education.

Our Finest Hour

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

Dec. 7, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, lives in infamy. But Dec. 6, 1987 lives on, now having as glorious an afterlife as any of us could have imagined back on that bitterly cold day Sunday afternoon when 250,000 of us, from across the American continent, gathered in Washington, D.C., to rally and demand freedom for Soviet Jewry.

A Visit To North Carolina's ‘Jewish Exeter’

The American Hebrew Academy is impressive, yet has trouble attracting students.
12/03/2012 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

The boldest experiment in American Jewish high school education and leadership, unknown to most of us, is taking place on a beautiful 100-acre campus in Greensboro, N.C., that has to be seen to be believed.

Gary Rosenblatt

Defying Allies ‘As Time Goes By’

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

“Well,” we imagine Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling his worried supporters this week, “we’ll always have Palau.”

It may well be true, but we’d rather have Paris.

Certainly we appreciate that in the United Nations vote that gave the Palestinian Authority (now “Palestine”) upgraded status last Thursday, the government of Palau cast one of nine votes in Israel’s favor. It’s just that we would have preferred the support of the European continent over the citizens of that small island in the Pacific, population 21,000.

GA Reflects Federations’ Innovative Efforts

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Several weeks ago, more than 3,000 Jewish communal professional and volunteer leaders converged in Baltimore for the 81st annual General Assembly (GA) of The Jewish Federations of North America. Each year, the GA helps re-energize our community around the federations’ timeless mission, to care for people in need at home, in Israel and around the world, and to nurture and sustain our community for the future.

Jerry Silverman

What To Wear To The Post-Nup?

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

So I just got my first invitation to a post-nuptial agreement party.

Erica Brown

The Nine Nights Of Chanukah

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 4:10 p.m.
Torah: Genesis 37:1-40:23
Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8
Havdalah: 5:13 p.m.

There’s a famous question posed by the Bais Yosef as to why we celebrate Chanukah for eight days and not seven, as the flask of oil the Maccabees found had enough to last one day, so the miracle was really only for the  seven days after that.

Rabbi Zev Brenner

Book Burning: Prelude To Persecution

12/03/2012 - 19:00

In July 2012, the Bible Society in Israel [“Messianic Jews”] sent Christian Bibles to all 120 Members of the Knesset. In response, one MK, Michael Ben-Ari, publicly cut his up and threw it in the trash. 

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

UN Legitimizes Palestinian Terror Regimes

12/02/2012 - 19:00
Special To the Jewish Week

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to make ‘Palestine’ a ‘non-member state’ of the UN. This has done no less than legitimize the two Palestinian regimes that promote terrorism, murdering Jews and Israel’s destruction. How can the world claim to be fighting terrorism when it has just declared that two terrorist regimes should enjoy sovereignty?

Jewish Responsibility For Those Beyond Our Own Community

11/29/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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