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12/17/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

Regarding the article “Was ‘A Great Moment’ Too Alienating” (Dec. 7) and the B’nai Jeshurun rabbis’ support for the UN vote, we don’t need Jews like that, and they claim to be rabbis yet.

I approve of Rabbi Ammiel Hirsh’s critically disapproving opinion of the BJ rabbis’ maudlin, anti-Israel and disloyal e-mail to their congregants (“Liberal Rabbi: BJ Colleagues Gave The Wrong Message,” Opinion, Dec. 7).

12/17/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

The sentiments voiced by the White Plains rabbis welcoming Palestinian observer status at the United Nations left me disheartened (“Was ‘A Great Moment’ Too Alienating?” Dec. 7).

12/10/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

As the product of a (non-boarding) prep school education, I’ve always been fascinated by the American Hebrew Academy’s experiment (“A Visit To The ‘Jewish Exeter’” Between The Lines, Dec. 7). I fully respect their vision and believe it a fully worthwhile effort.

Somehow, however, I always end up feeling that if it were closer to the northeast, it would be more successful in attracting students. Perhaps New Jersey and New York parents would have less trepidation at sending their Sammys and Mayas to Connecticut or Western Massachusetts than to Greensboro, N.C.

12/10/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

While the 240 rabbis who signed a letter in support of President Barack Obama’s proposal to allow tax cuts to expire at the end of the year for those making over $250,000 annually are likely well intentioned, I wonder if they have fully considered the broader implications of this policy (“Community Breaks Silence On Bush-Era Tax Cuts,” Dec. 7).

12/10/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

In “Community Breaks Silence On Bush-Era Tax Cuts” (Dec. 7), Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc, is quoted as stating that “building a just America means that we who have enjoyed this great nation’s opportunities must also share its burdens.”

While I do empathize with goal of “building a just America,” I am perplexed by how van Capelle defines these lofty ideals.

12/03/2012 - 19:00 | | Letters

Ari Goldman’s quip that “Orthodox Jews live like Puerto Ricans and vote like billionaires” might be a bit off target (“Obama And The Orthodox Jews,’ Mixed Media, Nov. 30).