Editorial & Opinion

A Solution To The Water Crisis?


A regional approach with Mideast partners playing to their strengths is a tantalizing possibility.

08/16/2016 - 13:40
Contributing Editor

Summertime in Israel has changed forever. The weather is as hot as always, but the age-old fear of the country drying out as the sun beats down has vanished, and the nervous wait for the winter rain is a thing of the past.

One of Israel’s five desalination plants, which produce 600 million cubic meters of water a year, much of it for domestic use.

The Promise Of Redemption

08/16/2016 - 13:38
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 7:29 p.m.
Torah: Deut. 3:23-7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Havdalah: 8:28 p.m.

Abraham Unger

A New Approach To Dealing With Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox

08/11/2016 - 12:05

In recent years, a dramatic social, political and legal struggle has been waged against the ultra-Orthodox “society of scholars” in Israel.

Women’s Rabbinic Roles Are Accepted In Israel. Why Not Here?

08/11/2016 - 11:47

Ever since the first exile of the Jewish people in 586 BCE, there have been multiple centers of Jewry. While most elements of Jewish life were centralized during the first temple era, everything changed when the leaders of the Jewish people were exiled to Babylonia.

 Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

The Morning After

08/09/2016 - 22:05

On Tisha b’Av, we are reminded of the destruction of the Temple and other tragedies in Jewish history. Ritual is both an aid to memory and an insistence that our sorrow be within limits.

Rabbi David Wolpe

No Choice

08/09/2016 - 22:04

From the very beginning, Donald Trump reminded me of my youth, when the neighborhood bully was a 15-year-old kid who pushed his weight around to demonstrate his toughness.

Early Detection For BRCA

08/09/2016 - 22:02

As a participant in the day long symposium representing the New York based Israel Healthcare Foundation, I was particularly proud that this gathering and subsequent announcement took place in Israel and under the auspices of the Clalit Health System and Soroka Medical Center.

BRCA Testing

08/09/2016 - 22:01

Regarding “New Push For Changes In BRCA Testing” (Aug. 5): Along with the problem of approval for testing is a woman’s fear. I was BRCA positive and had bilateral mastectomy and hysterectomy. I am so grateful I had the chance to look into the crystal ball. The test anxiety will pass when you are given a chance to save your life. This is a gift and a blessing.

Incorrect Assumptions

08/09/2016 - 22:00

David Friedman makes at least two incorrect assumptions in the views expressed to Gary Rosenblatt (“How Trump Would Shake Up Mideast Policy,” July 29). 

What About Hamas?

08/09/2016 - 21:59

In Robert Sugarman’s Opinion piece, “The Pressing Need For A Two-State Strategy” (Aug. 5), he writes, “Unlike the plan for the withdrawal from Gaza, none of the plans contemplates withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces from the West Bank. Thus, those who use the Gaza withdrawal to warn against any withdrawal from the West Bank miss the mark.”

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