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Opinions

OP-ED: Iran is the problem, not Israel

By STEVEN WEIL

NEW YORK (JTA) — The third round of negotiations with Iran on its nuclear activities have failed, the latest and most severe round of sanctions against the economy of that country have gone into effect, and all eyes are turned to — Israel. Israel — such a small piece of land should logically be ignored and forgotten. Israel is content to be the Jewish homeland that welcomes and...

OP-ED: More women are needed

By MARCIE NATAN

NEW YORK (JTA) — Pride and chagrin: It’s rare that the two emotions are experienced simultaneously. But that is how we are feeling at Hadassah. We feel pride because women now hold three of our top professional positions: Janice Weinman is our new executive director and CEO; Osnat Levtzion-Korach is the new director-general of Hadassah University Hospital-Mount Scopus in Israel; and Rabbi Ellen Flax is executive director of...

OPINION: A Good Deed for Health Care in a Weary World

By ALAN VAN CAPELLE

(JTA) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is far more than a narrow legal decision. It is a decisive affirmation of what is right. Health care surely is right — and a right. This issue is highly personal, hitting home for me much as it did for tens of millions of Americans lacking adequate health care.

My beloved dad, Roy, endured...

How To Turn Around Jewish Education Investments

By ABRAHAM H. FOXMAN

NEW YORK (JTA) — Much has been said and written about the financial priorities of the Jewish community and whether they are misdirected. All too often in these discussions, an artificial dichotomy is created between two goals: sustaining American Jewish support for Israel and attending to the domestic priorities of the community in the United States.

Reams of paper have been used in arguing where the...

Why Wallenberg’s centennial matters

By Robert Rozett

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Swedish rescuer Raoul Wallenberg was born 100 years ago this summer, and his centennial is being commemorated with events in many cities across Europe and North America. On July 26, a symposium in his memory will be held at Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research in Jerusalem. Wallenberg, whose birth date is Aug. 4, 1912, is one of the approximately...

The Egyptian Menace

With the apparent election of Mohammed Morsi as the next Egyptian president, the worst fears of both Israel and the naysayer critics of the Arab Spring uprising may have been realized. Under the iron fist regime of Hosni Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and Morsi, who is its political chair, was forced to operate in an underground setting. Morsi favors a complete disconnect with the State of Israel and has made no secret...

Why the Times-Picayune is no longer relevant

Tuesday morning several hundred staffers from the Times-Picayune found themselves out of a job. Among the victims of the staff evisceration were children’s beat reporter Barri Bronston, religion reporter Bruce Nolan, award-winning cartoonist Steve Kelly and restaurant and renowned food critic Brett Anderson. Even sports editor Peter Finney, a veteran since the mid-1940s and one of the most respected members of sports journalism, was downsized to a position as a...

The CCJN is launched

My work as a writer and editor for the New Orleans Jewish community has gone on for many decades. In the past my association with several publications was that as a reporter and critic. My zest and zeal to keep the Jewish community informed has been a longtime desire and my hope was to strive to do a job with which both the community and I could be proud. As...

Jewish New Orleans community rebounds five years after Katrina

(Editor’s note: The following article was run as a first-person piece in the Cleveland Jewish News in 2010 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.)

Five years have come and gone since the debacle that was Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While the bowl of the city filled with water and chaos ran supreme at places like the Louisiana Superdome and...