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Gary Rosenblatt
Gary Rosenblatt, Editor of the Jewish Week, spoke in December

The Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison features a variety of speakers; Gary Rosenblatt spoke in December on Responsible Journalism and the Orthodox Jewish Community. On Saturday night January 9th at 8 pm at Congregation Ohr Torah the Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison is presenting Facing up to Abuse in the Orthodox Community: A Victim and a Rabbinic Leader Speak Out, with Mutti Weiss, a victim of child abuse, and Rabbi Yosef Blau, Mashgiach Ruchani at YU and current President of the Religious Zionists of America.

The question and answer section at the end was quite animated at Gary Rosenblatt’s talk. Questions were about his role in breaking the Baruch Lanner case, the pro-Israel stance of his paper and other newspapers, and why did the Jewish Week take so long to arrive in the mailbox after publishing.

Ilana-Davita says

Both issues are important and I have no doubt all speakers had/have fascinating things to say.
Any summary of the first talk anywhere?

Leora says

I took a lot of notes and then had a very busy work week afterward, so I had no time to write about Gary's talk. Then late last night I couldn't find those notes - but I didn't look very hard. I couldn't find newspapers articles online about the talk - I thought it might be in The Jewish State, but I didn't see it.

He did also talk about how he writes about topics on a Monday, and the newspaper doesn't go to print until Thursday. Then my friend complained she sometimes doesn't get it until the next Tuesday. I was one of the only people (it seemed) who exclusively gets my news online (sometimes a bit from radio, but not much).

ramblingwoods says

We don't even get a newspaper anymore as it is available online...times are changing...

Leora says

If all journalists were like him (I feel he has integrity and wisdom), I might actually care about the demise of the newspaper.


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