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10/09/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

In response to Edith Everett’s opinion piece, “Israel Isn’t The Only Issue In This Election” (Oct. 5): What’s good for America? Well, if Israel were not part of the calculation, former Gov. Mitt Romney would be 1,000 times better for the American economy and America as a whole. He is a businessman who knows how to get things done. As governor of a state led by Democrats, he was able to get things done. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama has not been able to work with the Republican Party. Even people from his side cannot work with him.

10/09/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Kenneth Bialkin’s op-ed piece, “U.S. Policy Weakens Defense Against Terrorism” (Oct. 5), contributes to an overly simplistic yet stubbornly persistent narrative that conflates support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with support for Israel, and preemptive strikes on Iran with U.S. global leadership. It overlooks 60 percent of Israelis who oppose unilateral strikes on Iran, and Bibi’s paltry 30 percent approval rating. Remember that Israel is a democracy, and Bibi has shown little interest in forming a broad centrist coalition.

10/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Regarding “A Way To Solve The Agunah Problem,” (Opinion, Sept 21), I am a little surprised that the authors did not mention the Rabbinical Council of America’s halachically correct and widely accepted pre-nuptial agreement created by Rabbi Mordechai Willig of Riverdale.

It dates back to the early 1990s and serves the exact function described in this article. Many Orthodox rabbis will not perform a marriage without having this document signed by the chassan [groom].

There is no need to reinvent the wheel in this case.

10/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

As a great admirer and collector of Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt’s recordings, I leaped with great pleasure when I read the first paragraph of Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Rosenblatt, Yes. But Not That Rosenblatt,” Sept. 14.

10/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Thank you to Gary Rosenblatt for his balanced column, “As Iran Crisis Mounts, Humility Is In Order” (Sept. 21).

10/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

In the “Who’s Creating ‘Daylight’ Now?” (Sept. 28), Rabbi Eric Yoffie, immediate past president of the Union for Reform Jewry, is quoted as saying: “The cardinal rule of American-Israeli relations is that neither country interferes in the national elections of the other.” Really?