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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, September 23, 2017

JV Editorial

Journalism is a tricky trade. While many writers wish to provide their readers with objective, impartial accounts of events, bias always remains. The inherent slant derives from three factors that always lie in the hands of the writer, editor, or publisher:  selection, presentation, and the positioning of material.

The staff at any newspaper must choose topics to write about to the exclusion of others, and this, the first bias, warps their readers' general perception of global dynamics.

Once a topic is then selected for coverage, the assigned writer is then left with the task of using a limited number of words and a maximum number of resources and quotations to articulate his story; when some details and quotes are employed

A recently-filed lawsuit against a Conservative congregation in Connecticut regarding the alleged misuse of burial plots has created a “grave” chillul Hashem.

It seems that congregant (and executive board member) Maria Balaban is outraged that the 47-year-old Jamaican-born Christian Juliet Steer was allowed to be buried in the interfaith section of Ahavath Achim’s cemetery. This, Balaban claims, is a violation of the congregation’s own rules, and in her lawsuit she demands that the body be

As the world watches and waits the next move from Tehran, vis-à-vis its threats to block the Straits of Hormuz, which would virtually terminate all oil exports from the region, we sit and ponder the earth-shattering ramifications of such a stark provocation. We not only ask ourselves why the international community resists assuming an offensive posture against the rogue state, but far more importantly we, as members of the Jewish nation and proud supporters of freedom and democracy must ask

Last weekend, the Jewish Community Relations Council held its annual legislative breakfast in Manhattan, a veritable who’s who of New York’s leaders, representing vital Jewish institutions, as well as the city, state, and federal levels of government. The Jewish Voice was on the scene of course, one of several prominent news publications represented at the event. Members of the JV staff made a point of distributing a statement by our editors, drafted especially for the legislative breakfast

Not content with preying upon the weak, the lonely and the infirm, Christian missionaries posing as adherents of Judaism are setting up shop in our own back yard. For those not familiar with “Messianic Judaism,” allow me to bring you up to speed. Please note that this is a very brief overview, perhaps a bit oversimplified, but intended to convey a general understanding of the Messianic Movement.
In an effort to make Christianity more palatable to Jews, who are raised in a strong monotheistic