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07/13/2016 - 09:04 | | Letters

Thanks for Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Israel-Firsters Seen Edging Toward Trump” (July 1). He is correct on so many levels. Any who were inclined to support Mr. Trump should certainly have second and third thoughts after seeing his overt anti-Semitic tweet [with a six-pointed star].

07/13/2016 - 09:03 | | Letters

As proud members of Touro Synagogue, we write in response to “Profaning History At Touro Synagogue” (Opinion, July 8) by Louis Solomon.

07/05/2016 - 21:49 | | Letters

Rabbi Avi Shafran’s letter in response to Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Ruth’s Conversion Would Be Rejected Today” (June 17), suggests that by stating “thy God (will be) my God,” Ruth was “declaring acceptance of the commandments” of the Torah. The story of Ruth takes place many centuries before the compilation of the Mishnah, at a time prior to the development of the corpus of Jewish law that Rabbi Shafran would have us believe needs to be accepted “in principle” and “sincerity” by a convert to Judaism.

07/05/2016 - 21:48 | | Letters

I have known, respected and followed Gary Rosenblatt since the mid-1980s when he was the editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. Until recently I have always considered him an honest reporter and commentator — one whose words should be listened to.

07/05/2016 - 21:49 | | Letters

In “Israel-Firsters Seen Edging Toward Trump” (July 1), Gary Rosenblatt points out a legitimate concern for Israel supporters regarding Hillary Clinton’s candidacy — her willing acceptance of the “rabidly anti-Zionist writings of Max Blumenthal,” sent through his father, Sidney, a trusted advisor.

07/05/2016 - 21:47 | | Letters

A June 23 Letter from Talia Benamy of J Street claims that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, which J Street opposes, does not recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state. I would dispute that point.