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01/01/2013 - 19:00 | | Letters

In categorically describing the new New York Yankee Kevin Youkilis as “Jewish” without going into the specifics of his family background, you are doing your readers a disservice (“Yanks Now Eight Shy Of A Minyan,” Dec. 21).

A recent article in The New York Times, in contrast, traces Youkilis’ paternal Jewish roots back several generations and concludes that “there is little ambiguity” as to his Jewishness because “While his mother, Carolyn, a West Virginian, was not raised Jewish, she converted after marrying Mike [Kevin’s father].”

01/01/2013 - 19:00 | | Letters

01/01/2013 - 19:00 | | Letters

Jonathan Mark continues to be our conscience and soul with his “Most Under-reported Stories of 2012” (Dec. 28), whose dire consequences we ignore at our peril.

For example, the underreporting of the Palestinian rockets permitted the media to equate Hamas with Israel when the Israel Defense Forces finally acted, elevating the terrorists and blaming the victims for defending themselves, the type of unethical media double standard commonly used against the Jewish state.

12/25/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

I write to enthusiastically endorse the American Hebrew Academy. (“A Visit To ‘The Jewish Exeter,’” Between The Lines, Dec. 7) 

12/25/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

I think Gary Rosenblatt mischaracterizes the rightist view on the conflict in his column, “Hawk Or Dove On The Mideast, I Disagree With You” (Dec. 21).

12/25/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt’s column succinctly captured the dilemma facing Israel regarding the Palestinians (“Hawk Or Dove On The Mideast, I Disagree With You,” Dec. 21).