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11/26/2014 | Editorial

Reminder: check back here in seven months to see if Iran and the U.S. and its allies have reached an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. We suspect not, which could be a good thing.

11/26/2014 | Editorial

In the best of times, introducing a bill in the Knesset that would change the delicate balance of Israel’s character as both a Jewish and democratic state might be considered unnecessary and even unwise. And these are not the best of times.

11/18/2014 | Editorial

Amidst the shock and repulsion over the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this week, and the murder of at least four men at morning prayer by two young Arabs, is the sad realization that the tragedy does not resonate fully outside of Israel and the Jewish world.

11/12/2014 | Editorial

For all the horrors of the Shoah, with its hundreds of tragic anniversaries and yahrtzeits, no single date in the Holocaust has seared itself into the Jewish consciousness more than the night of Nov. 9, 1938. The hundreds of synagogue fires, broken glass, murders, concentration camp imprisonments and suicides of Kristallnacht — spilling into the hours past midnight, the clock seeming to strike 13 — made it clear that the five previous years of Nazi persecutions were somehow morphing into something even worse, if impossible to foresee.

11/12/2014 | Editorial

President Obama’s letter and personal appeal to Ayatollah Ali Khameni, Iran’ supreme leader, was a tactical mistake. In pushing for a resolution of the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program and suggesting a chance for the U.S. and Iran to cooperate in countering ISIS (the Islamic State), the president showed his desperation to achieve an agreement, weakening his position as the Nov. 24 deadline approaches.

11/05/2014 | Editorial

The Jewish Week has long encouraged respectful debate and discussion in its pages on religious, political and social issues. And we look to our rabbis to serve as role models in expressing views that educate rather than marginalize.