Editorial & Opinion | Letters

02/01/2011 | | Letters

I did not hear of Debbie Friedman until now, but her story touched me to the core (“The Healing Of Debbie Freidman,” Jan. 14). She was a magnificent woman who left a powerful legacy. Thank you.

02/01/2011 | Letters

We applaud your article reflecting a realistic picture of Jewish life in Europe that is far more positive than that often depicted in American and Israeli media (“LimmudUK: Success On A Grand Scale,” Between the Lines, Jan. 7). As well as the large cultural events you mention, such as Limmud and the growth in Jewish cultural centers, there is also a growth in synagogue-based activity.

02/01/2011 | | Letters

Thank you to Jonathan Mark for his beautiful article about Debbie Friedman (“The Healing Of Debbie Friedman,” Jan. 14). She was a blessing to many of us.

02/01/2011 | | Letters

Kudos to Gary Rosenblatt for his poignant and timely appreciation of the valiant efforts to promote serious, intellectually engaging and spiritually inspiring adult education endeavors, such as Limmud (“LimmudUK: Success On A Grand Scale,” Jan. 7).

02/01/2011 | | Letters

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin states: “God teaches Pharaoh and his people basic lessons in theology and informs Pharaoh of the Divine concern for every human being” (Sabbath Week, Jan. 21).
How does this reconcile with the killing of the Egyptian first-born or the Egyptian deaths in the Red Sea. Where is this concern for every human being? I am sure there are better ways to understand the process and lessons of the Ten Plagues.
Manhattan

02/01/2011 | | Letters

Jonathan Mark writes that much of what happened in Israel in 2010 was ignored by the mainstream media. He adds, “Yet, the general media covered the settlements incessantly” (“Most Ignored Story of 2010? — Israel,” Jan. 7). In other words, what might make Israel look bad was reported; what showed Israel’s virtue was ignored.