Like so many others, I was surprised and saddened by the news that Gary Rosenblatt would be stepping down as editor of The New York Jewish Week (“Jewish Week editor to step down,” June 27). His quiet and dignified leadership of one of America’s leading Anglo-Jewish publications has been a marvelous service to the Jewish community.
Whether one agrees with Rosenblatt on every issue or not, his measured and thoughtful commentary on Jewish affairs in the United States, Israel, and around the world has been a most important part of the Jewish dialogue for decades.
Rosenblatt is not the only Jewish voice beginning the process of stepping down. Jerry Silverman will be leaving the helm of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) after making an enormous contribution to Jewish life. We can only wish that Rosenblatt and Silverman will find fulfillment in whatever they do next and that each will remain publicly engaged in Jewish life enriching us all.
Rabbi Mark S. Golub
President, Jewish Broadcasting Service