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09/02/2015 | | Letters

Rep. Nadler said that “for the next 15 years there are “air-tight assurances they (Iran) can’t get a bomb” (Nadler’s Iran Vote Unleashes Vitriol,” Aug. 28).
Really? Inspectors are not allowed to inspect Iranian military sites. How “air tight” is that?

09/02/2015 | | Letters

 The personal, vitriolic attacks on Representative Jerrold Nadler by his fellow Jews for supporting the Iran nuclear deal (“Nadler’s Iran Vote Unleashes Vitriol,” August 28) and on Senator Chuck Schumer for opposing the accord are disgraceful. And that the United States Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro is receiving death threats from Israelis for advocating on behalf of the deal is at least as contemptible.

08/26/2015 | | Letters

It is so sad to see my fellow self-righteous Jews get all bent out of
shape when a Jewish person attacks an Arab. (“Twin Cases Of Extremism Spark Calls For Crackdown,” Aug. 7) They get on their on their
soap box and start telling us what is wrong with the State of Israel and its
leaders. How disingenuous. 
It seems that Daniel Sokatch [who heads the New Israel Fund] knows more than the Israeli police and the
Israeli attorney general; he has already convicted “Jewish
extremists” of the arson in Duma.

08/26/2015 | | Letters

I graduated from Yeshiva College this past May and I can personally attest
to the fact that plenty, if not most, YU students do not share Rabbi Mordechai Willig’s
perspective on Jewish life (“YU Rabbi Questions Women’s Talmud Study,” Aug. 21).

In early 2015, a recording surfaced of a talk given by
Rabbi Willig in which he also questions women’s Torah learning and spends
considerable time bashing and joking about LGBT Jews. Many students
were personally outraged and as a senior editor for The Commentator, YC’s
official undergraduate newspaper, I wrote an article
responding to Rabbi Willig’s hurtful claims (entitled “Creating a
Community of Support”). I made a point of calling him out by name, despite
potential harm that could do to my career since I am now beginning rabbinical
school.

08/26/2015 | | Letters

I have been repulsed and offended by the European Maccabi games being in Berlin (“At Berlin Maccabi Games, Past Is Ever-Present,” Aug. 7). I
find it disgusting and appalling that Jews would bring their tourist money to
Germany.

08/26/2015 | | Letters

Regarding “To Kill A Hero,” Back of the Book, Aug. 21): My parents were both Holocaust survivors and I was born in a DP camp in
Italy. I experienced them as abusive
and neglectful and have experienced first-hand the injunction not to say
anything critical about them.