Editor’s Desk

Opinion: Fake news from Trump needs to stop

Opinion: Fake news from Trump needs to stop

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | 28 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

  The president is being grossly irresponsible when he describes the national media’s work product as “fake news.” He should stop. He and others who attack the media are doing the country a disservice. People are left wondering, what media sources can be trusted? Who tells the truth? It is, frankly, offensive. I know so […]

Opinion: Take UW-Madison off worst colleges list for Jews

Opinion: Take UW-Madison off worst colleges list for Jews

Posted on: January 30, 2017 | 3 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

  Did you know there’s a list of the 40 worst colleges for Jewish students? Algemeiner.com, a Jewish news site, has published it. I bring this up to question the contents. Algemeiner, if you’re going to publish such a list, could you please actually put the worst colleges for Jewish students on it, not the […]

Opinion: Fear of Trumpworld is RATIONAL

Posted on: November 22, 2016 | 21 Heshvan 5777 by Rob Golub

  We have stumbled to the edge of a deep, dark ravine. Walk forward to abandon the principles of this great nation. Step away for something else. I remember when George W. Bush was making his first cabinet picks, I thought, wow, it’s like he’s picking the perfect crew for a war. We saw how […]

Editor’s Desk: Netanyahu has invited me to Israel

Editor’s Desk: Netanyahu has invited me to Israel

Posted on: October 31, 2016 | 29 Tishri 5777 by Rob Golub

  I am grateful that the Israeli government is supporting my trip to Israel in December and am looking forward to the accompanying three-day government summit for journalists. I’m sure you understand, I’ve also got mixed feelings. First you should know, I’m a Zionist. I believe that the Jewish people need a state because history […]

Opinion: A spring of intolerance and violence

Opinion: A spring of intolerance and violence

Posted on: July 1, 2016 | 25 Sivan 5776 by Rob Golub

The spring of 2016 started with hate and ended with violence. In April, Journalist Julia Ioffe published a piece related to the presidential election in GQ magazine. Twitter erupted with a barrage of anti-Jewish hate against Ioffe, who happens to be Jewish. Ioffe, whose family moved to the U.S. from Russia, told the Forward in […]

Remember the Holocaust and other genocides, too

Remember the Holocaust and other genocides, too

Posted on: May 18, 2016 | 10 Iyyar 5776 by Rob Golub

Remember the Holocaust and other genocides, too United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Opinion: For Pesach, help us help others

Posted on: February 9, 2016 | 30 Shevat 5776 by WJC Staff

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On Facebook, everyone agrees with you

On Facebook, everyone agrees with you

Posted on: February 4, 2016 | 25 Shevat 5776 by Rob Golub

On Facebook, everyone agrees with you

Opinion: In ‘War on Christmas,’ baristas lose

Opinion: In ‘War on Christmas,’ baristas lose

Posted on: December 1, 2015 | 19 Kislev 5776 by Rob Golub

In ‘War on Christmas,’ baristas lose at Starbucks

Editor’s Desk: What endures beyond the news

Posted on: August 31, 2015 | 16 Elul 5775 by Leon Cohen

Editor’s Desk column for the High Holidays issue.