Editorials

A Tragedy Made In Bangladesh

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In the Jewish imagination, the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City is a kind of slavery-in-Egypt story: We all were there....

Thinking Beyond Day School Education

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With the announcement last week that the 22-year old Day School at Baltimore Hebrew will close at the end of the school year and...

Hawking’s Other Choice

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Stephen Hawking isn’t the first big name to ann-ounce he is boycotting Israel. And he won’t be the last. But as one of the...

Clergy In A Changing Health Care Landscape

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In the changing landscape brought about by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, lack of knowledge can be detrimental to those who might...

Anticipating A New Israeli Chief Rabbi

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Many Jews who are concerned about ultra-Orthodox control of religious life in Israel are looking to the election in June of a new Ashkenazi...

Responding To Chemical Weapons In Syria

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“How many uses of chemical weapons does it take to cross a publicly declared red line against the use of chemical weapons?” That is...

Needed: State Aid

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Since the mid-1950s, the majority view within the Jewish community has opposed government aid to parochial schools on the grounds that it diverts funds...

A Partner Departs

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If Salam Fayyad hadn’t been the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister, would the West and Israel have had to create him? In a way they...

Looking To Learn From Boston

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We have much to learn from the Boston bombing. Now that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is under arrest and charged with one count of using a...

Opposing Churches On Israel

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As Christians and Jews gather during their respective Easter and Passover holidays this weekend, we recall all that American Jews and liberal Protestants have...