Editorial & Opinion | Letters

04/22/2015 | | Letters

 This month marks the 50th anniversary of what has become, after “Hatikvah,” the second Jewish national anthem — Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s “Am Yisrael Chai.”

04/22/2015 | | Letters

I have one reservation about Gary Rosenblatt’s excellent column (“Preparing For College? Consider The Israel Factor,” April 17). It regards inclusion
of the Ari Shavit book, “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” [as recommended for reading].

04/22/2015 | | Letters

Regarding the article, “Synagogue Dues And Don’ts” (April 10), several questions must be answered for a reader to think that the results
stated in the UJA-Federation study of voluntary pledging, are valid, reliable and not spurious. 


04/22/2015 | | Letters

It has become fashionable in some circles to claim that European
anti-Semitism will not disappear until the “Palestinian issue” is resolved. Really? So what was the excuse for European anti-Semitism when there was no
”Palestinian issue”?

04/22/2015 | | Letters

The article about voluntary synagogue dues is generally good. (“Synagogue Dues, And Don’ts” (April 10). However, it
seems to focus on dues being expensive.

04/22/2015 | | Letters

Arguing that there is nothing the U.S. can do to get the other major powers to stop Iran, Edith Everett (Opinion, April 17) asks: “If President Obama could not demand of Israel, our closest and most dependent ally, a cessation of settlement building, a relatively simple request, can he make demands on China and Russia, our generally unreliable negotiating partners?”