Editorials

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Editorial | Celebrating the End of the Daf Yomi Cycle

Jews often observe that “our” New Year comes in the fall, not on Jan. 1. But Jan. 1, 2020, became a very special day...
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Editorial | Protecting Jewish Students on Campus

The executive order that President Donald J. Trump signed at the White House Chanukah party last week is designed to protect students from an...
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Editorial | Netanyahu’s Next Move

As we go to press, four days after Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, Netanyahu remains defiant, calling the charges...
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Editorial | The Journal Sh’ma Falls Silent

For 50 years, Sh’ma was a journal that asked questions and promoted discussion about Judaism and the Jewish world, exploring ideas that challenged conventional,...
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Editorial | A New Focus for the Jewish Agency

What has been marketed as a “rebranding” of the 90-year-old Jewish Agency for Israel is more than the cosmetic change that word suggests. At...
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Editorial | Elijah Cummings and Morton Mandel Enriched Our Lives

The deaths last week of two prominent men — with very different backgrounds, career paths and areas of involvement and interest — were a...
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Editorial | Labor’s Risky New Rule

Last week the Trump administration proposed an expansion of the exemption that allows federal contractors who claim to be acting under principles of religious...
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Editorial | DNA Is No Answer

In a ruling last week, Israel’s Supreme Rabbinical Court made clear that DNA testing cannot be used to answer the religious and politically sensitive...
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Editorial | Journalist Gary Rosenblatt’s Legacy

Last week, Gary Rosenblatt, the editor and publisher of the New York Jewish Week, announced his retirement. In the world of Jewish journalism, the...

Editorial | A Measles Resurgence

Measles — the childhood scourge that many believed was largely relegated to history — has made a significant resurgence both in Israel and in...