Yaakov Kirschen’s Dry Bones cartoon in your Feb. 14 issue compared Secretary of State John Kerry’s prediction of an international boycott against Israel with a Chicago gangster’s “prediction” that “something might happen to you” if you don’t heed his demands.
Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks in no way imply that the U.S. might join a boycott of Israel, as your Editorial charges (“Kerry Adds Fuel To BDS Fire,” Feb. 7). To the contrary, he warns that further sanctions by Israel’s critics would be disastrous.
I want to thank Rabbi Gerald Zelizer for acknowledging and accepting in his Opinion piece, “Making A Place For Non-Jews In Our Synagogue” (Feb. 21), all the good ideas that I presented at the Conservative movement’s think tank on kiruv (Jewish outreach).
I’d like to commend Sid Schwartz for his opinion piece criticizing censorship in the Jewish community, especially around matters regarding Israel (“Limiting Debate On Israel Will Only Hurt Us,” Feb. 7).