The controversy involving George Soros’ donations to J Street has been blown way out of proportion (“J Street Reeling After Soros Money Revelation,” Oct. 1).
The fact is George Soros is a mainstream businessman. While J Street could have been more transparent about his contributions, this is really not a huge issue. People on the right are using it as way to vilify J Street (and the peace movement in general).
The article “Holocaust Concert or Care for Survivors?” gave the impression that the two sides to the issue are the Holocaust survivors who only care for welfare while the Claims Conference only cares about concerts, remembrance and education.
As the representative of the largest umbrella organization of Holocaust survivors in the world, I would like to state loudly and clearly that nothing could be further from the truth.
Jonathan Mark’s “Media Watch” column, “Netanyahu Off The Hook” (Sept. 17), attempts to make the case that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority are not to be trusted, and are incapable anyway of delivering peace because of Hamas.
In reply to Jeff Brasfield’s letter (“On Mormon Proxy Baptism,” Sept.17), I’m sure Brasfield means well, but in asking why a Holocaust survivor would want to take away another’s “opportunity for Heavenly progression [i.e., posthumous Mormon baptism],” he is totally clueless.
Our family has subscribed to The Jewish Week for many, many years. Dry Bones is consistently one of the best parts of the newspaper. I am amused by your description [in introducing another cartoon with a left-leaning viewpoint] that “Dry Bones draws from the right.”
I agree with the word “right” only in the sense of correct, spot on, hits the target just about every time. This change is no improvement.
It was extremely disturbing to read Rabbi Joshua Hammerman’s Opinion column, “And The World Shall Go Forth From Tel Aviv” (Sept. 17).
Jerusalem’s Judaism is not “corrupted, forbidding and vindictive,” as Rabbi Hammerman stated. Quite on the contrary, it is Torah true genuine Judaism that will perpetuate undiluted Yiddishkeit for generations to come.