JW Newsletter
Friday, September 21, 2018
 
U.S. Judaism Today, Striving To Stay Relevant
By Gary Rosenblatt
Some ‘rays of light,’ but a leading Jewish historian warns of dangers of universalism.
 
Fighting Kavanaugh, But Looking Beyond
By Shira Hanau
Liberal groups girding for legal battles ahead in potentially altered Supreme Court.
 
‘Where Do We Sign Up? We Want To Convert With You’
By Stewart Ain
Israelis flock to independent conversion court in wake of ‘important ruling.’
 
Pro-Israel Activist ‘Hero’ Remembered
By Steve Lipman and JTA
Ari Fuld, slain in a stabbing attack near Efrat, had deep N.Y. roots.
 
Ari Fuld, American Expat Slain In West Bank, Remembered As Activist And Friend
By Ben Sales
 
Woman Says Ari Fuld Shot Palestinian Assailant As He Tried To Stab Her
By JTA
 
Thousands Mourn Ari Fuld, Victim Of Palestinian Stabbing Attack
By JTA
 
25 Years After Oslo, Stabbed In The Back
By Jewish Week Editors
 
Opinion / Oslo Failed. Long Live Oslo.
By Kenneth Jacobson
 
Opinion / Stop Beating Your Breast Over The Oslo ‘Sin’
By Mark Lavie
 
Elena Kagan, (High) Court Jester
By Amy Sara Clark
 
Two Jewish Billionaires Souring On GOP
By JTA
 
Atonement, Take Nine
By Johanna Ginsberg
 
Stuart Himmelfarb and Peter Wang
A Vital Purpose, Now More Than Ever
A June 2017 column by Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt about the endangered state of journalism included this passage: “What separates professional journalists from people who set up websites or blogs is a commitment to seven principles, established in 1923 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Perhaps more relevant than ever, they are: responsibility; freedom of the press; independence; sincerity; truthfulness and accuracy; impartiality; fair play; and decency.” This resonated with us as we prepared our annual message to you, the readers and supporters of The Jewish...
 
Battling BDS Through Facts, Pride And A Nod To Israel’s Imperfections
By Stewart Ain
 
Yiddish Opera, In A Cuban Setting
By Sandee Brawarsky
First new fully staged Yiddish opera in a century tells story of 16th-century indigenous resistance to Spain.
 
Rutgers Case Spurs Debate On What’s Anti-Semitism
By Stewart Ain
Could U.S. Education Department definition put a chill on political speech?
 
Opinion / Letter To A New Jewish College Student
By Arnold Eisen
 
Fall Arts Preview
22 Fiction, Non-Fiction Titles For Fall
By Sandee Brawarsky
Gary Shteyngart, Anne Frank’s diary in graphic form, a self-described politically incorrect feminist…. more.
 
Fall Arts Preview / 9 Shows To See This Fall
By Jewish Week Editors
 
Fall Arts Preview / Your Guide To Musical Shows In NYC This Fall
By Jewish Week Editors
 
Fall Arts Preview / Films To See This Fall
By Jewish Week Editors
 
How The Trump Era Has Changed What Can, Can’t Be Said On Dates
By Alan Zeitlin
Politically-charged times have created a whole new set of dating rules.
 
Scrutiny Builds On Detention Of Liberals
By Joshua Mitnick
Is questioning activists at the border harming Israel’s democracy, or a necessary security precaution?
 
Art That Sounds An Alarm For The Planet
By Sandee Brawarsky
 
Art That Sounds An Alarm For The Planet
By Sandee Brawarsky
In ‘Terra Firma’ show at HUC, artists take aim at climate change.
 
Everything Old Is New Again
By Beth Kissileff
 
Israel’s Secular Population Up, But On Decline Among Youth
By Michele Chabin
 
NYC Jewish-y Events, September 14-23
By Orli Santo
Gad Elmaleh In Conversation, Moses And The Ten Commandments, Love, Gilda and More!
 
Hillel Investigating Allegations Against Major Philanthropist
By Hannah Dreyfus
Claims of unwelcome sexual remarks to women Hillel employees by Michael Steinhardt; accusations by other women, to which he responds.
 
The New Normal
Exchanging Glances With God: Yom Kippur And Special Needs Parenting
By Elissa Sagoskin
As Yom Kippur approaches, we’re sharing this powerful reflection from a Mom that many parents will relate to.
 
Opinion / Before The Gates Of Prayer Close
By Jack Wertheimer
 
God’s Hide And Seek
By Shlomo Riskin
 
Interview
Randy Rainbow’s Colorful Broadway Parody Songs Make Politics A Bit Less Painful
By Danielle Ziri, The Times Of Israel
The internet sensation will take a jab at just about anyone — especially the Trump administration. But with his self-deprecating humor and catchy tunes, who can help but smile?
 
God Is In The Room
By Isaac Steven Herschkopf
 
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