Wearedelightedtogreetthispaper’snewreaders in Israel, thanks to a distribution agreement with that great and authoritative newspaper, the Jerusalem Post. We hope all Israeli readers, whether with Anglo connections or not, will enjoy the benefits of the JC’s rare position as both a serious, lively newspaper, yet also one with a rare and privileged editorial independence, thanks to its lack of a proprietor as a paper owned by a trust. The Israeli edition is only the latest in a series of innovations in the past couple of years intended to modernise your JC and strengthen it as a robust media business for the 21st century — from the newspaper’s acclaimed redesign last year and our new range of high-quality magazines, to our ambitious social-networking website and community fundraising initiatives. As one editor departs and welcomes his successor, it is worth reflecting on the robust strength of the newspaper being bequeathed, the sheer commitment of the many high-quality staff who bring professional excellence each week to the JC — and on the extraordinary energy, goodwill and the best of Jewish values that you, our engaged readership, bring to our community. Leitraot.