Between The Lines

Gary Rosenblatt
Deciphering the American Jewish experience.
Created 05 Feb 2021
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  • Helping Grandparents Connect Jewishly With Their Grandchildren
    14 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Reader, I’m excited to share with you this guest essay, written exclusively for “Between The Lines” readers by David Raphael, co-founder and CEO of the Jewish Grandparents Network. The Network, c...
  • ‘There’s No Statute Of Limitations On Teshuva’
    10 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 1 1
    Seeking justice: The women who filed a civil lawsuit in recent days say they hope their effort will help change the culture of the Orthodox community from within. (Stock photo/Shutterstock) Journalist...
  • Decades Later, Lanner Victims Finally Will Have Their Day In Court
    02 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 0 1
    This week, five women who as teens in the 1970s and ‘80s were abused -- sexually, physically and emotionally -- by Baruch Lanner, a charismatic rabbi they had respected and admired, filed a civil suit...
  • Iran Is Out To Destroy Israel. So Why Won’t The Media Say So?
    30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    The Iran-Israel shadow war has gone on for decades. But the media avoids putting the dispute in context. I’ve been reading The New York Times forever, and last week I sat down and sent off a Letter to...
  • The Little Jewish Newspaper That Could
    23 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Finding a niche: Jewish Journal editor and publisher Steven Rosenberg says his paper’s focus is local because “we have content that no one else is reporting.” Remember the classic children’s story, “T...
  • The Life And Death Of A Spiritual Spy
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    A little-known chapter of World War II history is revealed here on the role women played in the cause of freedom. Journalist and author Arthur Magida’s true account of a spiritual and soft-spoken youn...
  • Is It Too Late To Stop Iran's Race For The Bomb?
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 2
    Momentous risk: An Israel strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities could lead to a full-scale Mideast war. But some say the prospect of a nuclear Iran is untenable. With diplomatic efforts stalled, a bipar...
  • A Wake-Up Call To Counter Woke Excesses
    27 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    “If people feel sufficiently affronted, they’ll stand up,” says David Bernstein, founder and CEO of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values. It’s time for mainstream American Jewish organizations to q...
  • David Steinberg: A Lifetime Of Laughter
    20 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 8 1
    “Can you believe that’s not earmuffs? That’s my hair,” writes Steinberg of this October 1970 appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. (Courtesy of Robyn Todd) Comedian David Steinberg and I ...
  • Recalling 'The Parliament Of The Jewish Diaspora'
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    What’s Next? Julie Platt (center) speaks with fellow JFNA lay leaders Neil and Lisa Wallack of Boston and Alissa Doctoroff of New York during the Oct. 3 virtual GA. They discussed LiveSecure, a projec...
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