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  • ‘The Feminine Mystique’: ‘All that I am I will not deny’

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    February 21, 2013 | 11:54 am

    In reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique, Stephanie Coontz wrote in the New York Times that “readers who return to this feminist classic today are often puzzled by the absence of concrete political proposals to change the status...

  • Israel’s Latest Historical Hero

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 20, 2013 | 8:10 am

    Here's a short bit from an IHT-NYT cloumn I wrote about King Herod and the recent excitement around him in the holy land-


    Herod’s sudden popularity is somewhat strange, but it is not incomprehensible. As one commentator observed, Herod, unlike most Jewish heroes, gives the...

  • My country is under attack. Do you care?

    October 26, 2012 | 9:54 am

    I'm angry.

    You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian...

  • Report: U.S. rejected Iranian plan on nukes

    October 5, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Iranian officials reportedly offered a nine-step plan to defuse the nuclear crisis with the West that was rejected by U.S. officials.

    The Iranian offer was to gradually suspend the production of uranium that can quickly be converted to military use. But American officials...

  • Abramson 5th on Forbes list of powerful women

    August 23, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to lead the paper, was named the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

    Abramson was ahead of first lady Michelle Obama, who was ranked seventh, and below philanthropist Melinda Gates and...

  • Israeli ex-intelligence chief hints at possibility of Iran attack in coming months

    August 2, 2012 | 10:13 am

    An Israeli ex-intelligence chief hinted at the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran in the coming months.

    Speaking to the New York Times, Efraim Halevy, former chief of Israel’s Mossad, said that “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.”


  • Authors return to scene of Israeli espionage

    July 18, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    We think we have some important stories to tell, and thus we returned to the subject of Israeli espionage. Our first effort in that field was a book in 1990 titled “Every Spy a Prince.” Twenty-two years later, we spoke with more people and got more stories — about recent...

  • French groups drop suit against Google

    June 28, 2012 | 10:18 am

    French groups have settled a lawsuit accusing Google of violating French anti-racism laws because of a function that they say perpetuated anti-Semitic stereotypes.

    Google’s “autocomplete” feature suggests the word “juif” or “Jewish” as a top choice in connection with...

  • Krugman’s bravery, second round

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 9:43 am

    My post on The ‘bravery’ of Beinart, and Krugman made some ‎waves, some understandable and expected, some the result of ‎misreading or misunderstanding.  Since I’d like to make sure ‎we’re all on the same page – we don’t have to agree, but would ‎like that we...

  • The ‘bravery’ of Beinart, and Krugman

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Paul Krugman believes that Peter Beinart is “a brave man” who wrote “a brave book” ‎‎(“The Crisis of Zionism”). And why should Beinart be considered “brave?” Krugman only ‎gives one reason: The possibility of “intense attack from organized groups that try to ‎make any...

  • Brooklyn food co-op rejects Israel boycott

    March 28, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A well-known cooperative grocery store in Brooklyn voted to reject a boycott of Israeli goods.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, members of the Park Slope Food Coop rejected by a vote of 1,005 to 653 a proposal to hold a mail ballot referendum for all members on whether to stop...

  • Ad calls on Jewish charities to defund Israel critics Media Matters, CAP

    March 1, 2012 | 11:08 am

    The Emergency Committee for Israel in a New York Times ad called on Jewish charitable foundations to stop funneling money to two liberal groups known for their Israel criticism.

    The full-page ad by the right-wing pro-Israel group published Thursday highlights criticism by Jewish...

  • Answering my readers: Conservatism, Orthodoxy, Lieberman, Rudoren

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 19, 2012 | 7:48 am

    This occasional feature is just a way for me to respond to what other people write about my work.

    1. Sara Wildman interviewed me in an article about the leftie webzine +972. My quote is accurate, the article is predictably sympathetic to the webzine (The Nation and +972 are both to...

  • February 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 19, 2012 | 2:11 am

    A long march

    The Economist takes a critical look at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Arab world, as evolve from outlawed extremists to moderate rulers.

    …the Egyptian Brotherhood is finding that proximity to power carries a heavy tax. They are not alone. Nearly...

  • Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times, I hope I’m wrong

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 15, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    A couple of days ago, I had a conversation with a Jewish official who bitterly complained about the New York Times’ choice for its new Jerusalem correspondent. He didn’t even mentioned the name, as far as I remember, just told me she had no experience in the region and no...

  • N.Y. Times’ Ethan Bronner to leave Jerusalem

    February 14, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    Ethan Bronner, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, is stepping down from his position.

    Bronner, who has been in Jerusalem for the past four years, has been named legal affairs reporter for the newspaper’s national desk. Jodi Rudoren, the Times’ education editor, will...

  • CJR evaluates charges of NYT’s anti-Israel bias

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 26, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Neil Lewis over at Columbia Journalism Review has a piece about the New York Times and the perceived animus that many Jews believe the newspaper has for Israel. And while Laurel Leff’s “Buried by the Times” convincingly depicts America’s most important newspaper turning a blind eye...

  • The Prime Minister and the newspaper enemies of Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 19, 2012 | 8:48 am

    We should start with the facts, as they were first reported by the JTA:

    The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denied that Benjamin Netanyahu told the editor of The Jerusalem Post that Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz. On Wednesday, the editor, Steve...

  • Journalist: Netanyahu told me Israel’s biggest enemies are N.Y. Times, Haaretz

    January 18, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz, the editor of The Jerusalem Post said in a speech.

    Steve Linde, addressing a conference in Tel Aviv of the Women’s International Zionist Organization, said Wednesday...

  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

  • Friedman responds to criticism over ‘bought and paid for’ jab at Congress

    December 20, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said that he should have used a more “precise term” when he wrote that congressional ovations for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were “bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.”

    “In retrospect I probably should have used a more...

  • Israeli officials escalate war of words with N.Y. Times [UPDATE]

    December 20, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Israeli officials are stepping up their criticism of The New York Times, slamming columnist Thomas Friedman and arguing that the newspaper is an unfit venue for an Op-Ed from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    In a scathing letter first leaked last week to The Jerusalem Post, Ron...

  • NYT: Iranian blast destroyed missile testing site

    December 5, 2011 | 10:26 am

    An explosion at a military base in Iran destroyed a major missile-testing site and set back Iran’s long-range missile program, the New York Times reported.

    The explosion three weeks ago near Tehran destroyed a central testing center for advanced solid-fuel missiles, unnamed...

  • James Traub on Iran: Israel knows defying its friend and protector, the US, has a price

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 30, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    Mr. James Traub, 57, is a contributing editor to the New York Times since 1998. Before that, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker. Traub has also written for The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review and Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the Council on...

  • Israel apologizes to NYT photographer

    November 29, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Israel’s Defense Ministry apologized to an American New York Times photographer who was forced to go through an X-ray machine during a security check despite being pregnant.

    Lynsey Addario reportedly was made to go through the X-ray machine three times despite being asked to be...

  • Magician Max Maven Reads My Mind [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    I’m sitting across from Max Maven at a tiny table in the parlor at the Magic Castle, and Maven – a legend in the magic world – is reading my mind.  I’m staring at his third eye as he’s preparing to intuit exactly what I’ve drawn on a card tucked into a tiny envelope,...

  • Biden agrees to meeting on Pollard

    October 6, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Vice President Joe Biden has agreed to meet with Jewish communal leaders to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard.

    Biden made the commitment at the end of a Rosh Hashanah reception Wednesday at the vice president’s residence, Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the...

  • Opinion: Who’s sorry now?

    By Rob Eshman

    October 5, 2011 | 7:05 pm

    Some big Jewish ideas really get around.

    Over the past year, New York Times columnist David Brooks devoted one column to the value of Torah study, another to the big idea behind the word haimish. His colleague Roger Cohen weighed in on Aug. 11 with a column on Jewish identity, which...

  • The New York Times’ questions monogamy

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 5, 2011 | 9:32 am

    This one was really strange.

    This past Sunday The New York Times did a magazine cover story based on the ideas of gay sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, whom it referred to as America’s leading sex advice guru (really?), about how infidelity just might save monogamy, the idea being...

  • New York Times’ new editor: Jill Abramson, world’s most powerful Jewish woman?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 2, 2011 | 11:40 am

    This morning the New York Times announced that Jill Abramson will take over as the newspaper’s new editor from Bill Keller, who will become a writer for the paper. This makes Abramson the first woman to lead the paper in its history. We have it from reliable sources that Jill...

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