Leiby Kletzky Killing Renews Calls For Oversight of Yeshivas

Stricter rules for yeshiva employees would not have prevented Leiby Kletzky’s killing. But advocates say the murder shows the need to do more to protect Jewish kids.


Jewish Federations Struggle With Budget Cuts

Jewish federations will likely be hit hard by federal budget cuts. With less money to go around, it may be difficult to maintain funding for both social services and Jewish identity programs.

Eye Candy and Open-Space Connections: Spotlight on Hampton Designer Showhouse Interior Designers Gideon Mendelson and Keith Baltimore

One week after the Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Cocktail Party, held July 23 in Bridgehampton, N.Y., to benefit Southampton Hospital, I met with two of the 25 interior designers who had been chosen to decorate a room in the Showhouse: Gideon Mendelson, head of New York City based Mendelson Group, and Keith Baltimore of Baltimore Design Group, which is based in Port Washington, N.Y. Never again will I look at a professionally designed room without reflecting on some of the philosophical imperatives about the use of space and the function of design postulated by these two designers.

Israeli Protests Galvanize the Public. But for What Goal?

Israel’s protest movement has asserted its power on the streets. But is not at all clear whether the post-partisan outpouring will translate into political change.


Israel Plans to Raise the Famed Altalena

The sinking of the Irgun munitions ship has long been divisive. Some hope salvaging the vessel will bolster their view that attacking fellow Jews was a mistake.

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