Editorial & Opinion | Letters

10/15/2014 | | Letters

Gideon Taylor thinks that “immigration is a Jewish issue” and that “Jewish values call upon us to welcome the stranger” (Why Immigration Is A Jewish Issue,” Opinion, Oct. 10).

10/15/2014 | | Letters

Elana Maryles Sztokman assumes a great deal in her Opinion article, “My Feminist Struggles With Yom Kippur,” Oct. 3. She
assumes that all of observant female-hood shares her offended sensibilities
against the “privileged men.” She has also found every religious man who
practices his faith as Jewish law dictates guilty of some sort of crime.

10/15/2014 | | Letters

Elana Maryles Sztokman is entitled to her own opinion but not to her own facts (“My Feminist Struggles With Yom Kippur,” Oct. 3). Classical Judaism as codified in halacha has never been gender- neutral, nor class-neutral for that matter. 

10/15/2014 | | Letters

As an Orthodox Jewish man speaking only for myself, I would like to ask Elana Maryles Sztokman, “For what should I apologize?” (“My Feminist Struggles With Yom Kippur,” Opinion, Oct. 3).

10/08/2014 | | Letters

In response to Rabbi David Wolpe’s Musing (“Yom Kippur’s Web,” Oct. 3): We say the Veedoi (Confessional prayer), as well as other important prayers like Aleinu, for example, in plural, because, pure and simple, all of Israel are responsible for one another.

10/08/2014 | | Members of the Board, Religious Zionists of America | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt reports in his column, “At Year’s End, Struggling To Stay Together” (Sept. 19), that at a recent meeting of 50 Jewish “thought leaders and communal activists” in Baltimore, participants noted that many in the Jewish community measure the success or failure of Jewish education according to “the choice of a Jewish marriage partner.” Certainly despite other religious differences in the Jewish community, there is a broad consensus that intermarriage is undesirable.