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Gary Rosenblatt

  • Medical simulation technology wins Ziv $100K Bronfman Prize

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Amitai Ziv, recipient of the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize in May, would like to see his work in medical simulation -- a discipline that trains doctors and other health professionals to avert errors in times of crisis -- expand to the entire Middle East, and well beyond the field...
  • Rabbi Gafni Ousted for Misconduct

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mordechai Gafni, 46, a rabbi whose charisma and brilliance dazzled students and large audiences in spiritual renewal communities in Israel and America, even as he dodged rumors and accusations about improper sexual behavior for more than 25 years, has been dismissed by the leadership...

  • UNFORGIVEN

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Is there a statute of limitations for rabbis accused of abuse -- and should there be? How does the community determine when someone has done teshuvah, or repentance, as claimed? Can rabbinic ordination be revoked? And when, if ever, do persistent rumors and allegations over a period...

  • UNFORGIVEN

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Is there a statute of limitations for rabbis accused of abuse -- and should there be? How does the community determine when someone has done teshuvah, or repentance, as claimed? Can rabbinic ordination be revoked? And when, if ever, do persistent rumors and allegations over a...

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  • A Filmmaker’s Monument to Dad

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Louis Kahn, one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th century, died of a heart attack, alone and without ID, in the men's room at Penn Station in 1974 at the age of 73. Ever since then his son, Nathaniel, who was 11 at the time, has sought to better understand the highly...

  • In Search of Moderate Muslims

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Khaled Abou El Fadl, a professor of Islamic law at UCLA, estimates that two years ago he received between 30 and 40 requests from around the country to participate in interfaith dialogues between Jews and Muslims.

    Last year he received just one.

    "They just vanished," he said...

  • Joining ‘Gangs’ to Work With the Best

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When the now-legendary film director Martin Scorsese first discovered Herbert Asbury's book, "Gangs of New York," in 1970 and decided to make it into a film, Rick Schwartz was a 2-year-old growing up in a modern Orthodox home in Teaneck, N.J.

    It took three decades for Scorsese to...

  • Back to Center for YU?

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Will Richard Joel -- elected Dec. 5 as Yeshiva University's (YU) new president -- redirect the flagship institution of modern Orthodoxy from its rightward move of the past several decades back toward the center?

    That's a question being asked in the halls of YU and throughout the...

  • Closed Chapter

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "One People, Two Worlds" (Schocken Books, $26) the title of the current book by a Reform rabbi and an Orthodox rabbi exploring the issues that divide them, proved to be all too accurate this month when the Orthodox author, Yosef Reinman -- under pressure from religious leaders in his...

  • The Necessary Fight

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    With all the discussion, confusion and controversy about the Bush administration's planned actions against Saddam Hussein, it's ironic that President Bush, a born-again Bible reader, appears to have rejected the Christian position and adopted instead the Jewish stance on self-defense...

  • The Necessary Fight

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    With all the discussion, confusion and controversy about the Bush administration's planned actions against Saddam Hussein,it's ironic that President Bush, a born-again Bible reader, appears to have rejected the Christian position and adopted instead the Jewish stance on self-defense...

  • Losing the War for the Temple Mount

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    While the military conflict between Israel and the Palestinians continues, there is one war the Jewish state appears to have lost -- without even a struggle.

    That is its claim to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the Jewish people's connection to the First and Second Temples as the...

  • Waking Up to the Right

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Be honest: ever wake up in a cold sweat these days after dreaming that Al Gore and Joe Lieberman had indeed been elected, after all? Ever look around, while driving to or from work, to see if anyone can tell you're listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio -- and loving what he says...

  • Mission Impossible?

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On a brisk night in early January, hundreds of American Jews from throughout the United States, still jet-lagged from their arrival in Israel that morning, are filing into a large airplane hangar at Hatzor, an isolated air force base near Ashkelon.

    After a few moments of...

  • Dollars, Identity And Jewish Education

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the popular radio talk-show host, deserves much credit for serving as an authoritative, moral force on a plethora of social issues in the United States. Religion, however, is designed to speak not only with the inflection of opprobrium but with the voice of...

  • Russian Jewish Culture

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The first lesson I am taught in this country is the unique quality of Russian Jewish mathematics. For example, if a community has 15,000 Jews, I am told, and 20,000 emigrate, there can be 10,000 remaining.That's because, according to Yossi Rabin, who runs the local office of the...

  • Is Jewish the Next Next Thing?

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The 1999 souvenir program sold at Jacob's Field in Cleveland featured a full-page ad for Best's Kosher, "the official kosher hot dog of the Cleveland Indians."

    Madonna, Roseanne, Elizabeth Taylor and Sandra Bernhard are among the pop celebrities studying Kabbalah, a once-obscure form...

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