JW Newsletter
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 
‘Who By Water’: For Carolina Jews High Holiday Themes Resonate
By Ben Sales
 
Kol Nidrei In A Red-Sauce Joint?
By Shira Hanau
In a bid to lure millennials, alternative High Holiday services are transforming secular spaces.
 
Julia Salazar Wins In NY Primary
By JTA
 
Albany Hopeful Julia Salazar Defends Jewish Identity
By Doug Chandler
 
Editor's Desk
The Gates Are Closing
By Gary Rosenblatt
The comfort from our Yom Kippur prayers is that we can change the world by changing ourselves.
 
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.
 
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...
 
New York High Holiday Services
By Jewish Week Editors
Unaffiliated? Find your home for the holidays here.
 
The New Normal / Exchanging Glances With God: Yom Kippur And Special Needs Parenting
By Elissa Sagoskin
 
Shiri Maimon Set To Spread Some Funny Honey On Broadway As Roxie In ‘Chicago’
By Danielle Ziri, The Times Of Israel
‘It’s starting to get real,’ the Israeli singer says as she stands among musical theater royalty at Sardi’s restaurant here.
 
Rutgers Case Spurs Debate On What’s Anti-Semitism
By Stewart Ain
Could U.S. Education Department definition put a chill on political speech?
 
Fall Arts Preview
Chagall The Revolutionary
By Diane Cole
Exhibit on his short-lived People’s Art School in Vitebsk suggests a rethinking of his work.
 
Netanyahu Spokesman To Take Leave Following Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct
By JTA
 
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?
 
Michael Bloomberg Planning Run For President As Democrat, Report Claims
By JTA
 
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
 
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.
 
Israel’s Secular Population Up, But On Decline Among Youth
By Michele Chabin
 
Letter From Israel / Lessons From Camp David For Negotiators Today
By Nathan Jeffay
 
On The Trail Of Medieval Jews
By Hilary Danailova
 
Home For The (High) Holidays
By Merrill Silver
Visiting parents’ living, not last resting, place.
 
In The Season Of Memory
By Jonathan Mark
Wrestling with loss, and with Yizkor itself.
 
Fresh Ink for Teens
A Diller Tikkun Olam Award Winner, In Her Own Words
By Yardena Gerwin
How my autoimmune disease inspired me to advocate for girls everywhere.
 
Opinion
Toward Inclusion Of Gay Orthodox High School Students
By Rabbi Steven Greenberg
Orthodox leaders in the U.S. need to follow in the British Chief Rabbi’s footsteps and make a statement welcoming LGBT members into their communities.
 
Opinion
Before The Gates Of Prayer Close
By Jack Wertheimer
 
The New Normal
How To Find The Perfect Accessible Home
By Patrick Young
 
Fall Arts Preview
In ‘The Last Suit’ A 90-Year-Old Returns Home To Find His Catholic Savior
By George Robinson
 
Fall Arts Preview / London’s Yiddish-Cuban Bridge
By George Robinson
 
FALL ARTS PREVIEW / Still Carrying A Torch
By Ted Merwin
 
Opinion
I Don’t Believe In God — But This Is Why I’m Having An Orthodox Wedding
By Cnaan Liphshiz
 
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