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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Editorials

Is the Federation Tent Really Open For Disagreement?

Jerry Silverman said it’s time to make up and move ahead.

On Monday, Silverman, the president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) told some 3,000 attendees at his organization’s General Assembly (GA) that the language between Jews on last summer’s Iran nuclear debate “was

A Thank You to Bryna Malitzky

We know for sure that there are pressing issues impacting Israel and the rest of the Jewish world. Sometimes it is important to stop for a moment and realize that there are people who are our neighbors and friends who act tirelessly in our local communities. They aren’t necessarily big names on the world stage. But locally, they go about

Come Tuesday, It’s Up to You

Most of the time, when it comes to elections, our attention is grabbed by the drama and sometimes bombastic nature of nationally televised debates.

Some in the hunt have changed the posture of candidate to one of celebrity, including our own Governor Chris Christie, himself vying for the GOP presidential

#BDSfail: American BDS Advocates Visit Israel, Take Selfies, Use Amenities

(israellycool) Anti-Israel nincompoops of the day: On Tuesday, November 10, at 11:30 am, Jewish Americans CODEPINK activists, Ariel Gold, of Ithaca, NY, and Ariel Vegosen, of Oakland, CA, unfurled a banner near the Kotel (Western Wall) reading, “American Jews support BDS.” Representing the women’s peace organization Code Pink, the

Using Revisionist History to Twist the Knife Even Further

The stones of the Kotel have been witness to the unthinkable pain of ancient destruction, and to the unbridled joy of reclamation during the 1967 Six Day War.

It is the Kotel that stands as a reminder of the Holy of Holies, and when the Temple is rebuilt it will only be on this sacred land in

Many Corrections Have Yet to Be Written

It’s not our practice to use this space to be critical of another publication, especially one as established as the New York Times. We’ve watched over the years and we’ve held our breath as the Times has created a level playing field between Israeli citizens and the Palestinian terrorists who are out to see our relatives, friends, us,

A Different Sukkot Message

As we prepare for Sukkot, we understand that part of the symbolism of our sukkahs is the fragility of life, and knowing that, we can look upward and see the night stars while we enjoy a holiday meal with friends and family.

Underneath those same stars we are witnessing what cannot be considered anything

Grading Himself ‘Complete’

Richard Joel told the Jewish Link last spring that if he had to give a grade to himself as Yeshiva University President, it would be an “incomplete.”

Joel indicated to YU staff, students and alumnae last week that he would not seek another contract extension after his deal expired in 2018.

A Happy, Meaningful 5776

This Sunday when the sun goes down and we begin the observance of Rosh Hashanah for the year 5776, we face the Almighty together as Jews.

It won’t be an issue of right wing or left. There will be no status given one’s social, economic or even political standing.

Stand Up and Send Your Rabbi to Washington

Even if it’s too late. Even if the votes have set us up for failure. Even if every senator votes for this deal, we still have a choice and our words and actions still have power.

We can sit back, or we can stand up.

We stand at the precipice of a historic decision.

Kavod, Above All

This is the month of Elul. It is the time when we as Jews are preparing ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In just a few weeks we’ll be standing in front of Hashem next to our family members, friends and fellow congregants, in deep supplication, asking God, in the Unesaneh Tokef prayer, if tefillah, teshuvah and tzedekah will be

Local Families Head “Home” Through Nefesh B’Nefesh

While we have collectively been wringing our hands in angst over President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, there was a group of people whose focus had nothing to do with the troubles of the world, and everything to do with the joy of today’s Israel. There they were, on Tuesday, at New York’s JFK International Airport, boarding an El