I have been a member since December 2004 of a Presbyterian-Jewish dialogue group formed as a result of the first effort by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to inject itself into the divestment (which grew into boycott, divest and sanction) movement. So I read with great interest Rabbi Joshua Davidson’s very clearly heartfelt comments about the prospects for repairing the relationship between the Jewish community and the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the aftermath of this summer’s resolution in favor of divestment (“Repairing A Relationship With Presbyterian Clergy,” Opinion, Aug. 29).
Regarding “A Hesped (Eulogy) For Robin Williams” (Jewish Week online): Absolutely beautiful. A confirmation that the man that few knew but many loved was indeed a kind and generous soul.
Thank you for sharing your insight and perspective. What a loving gift to his memory and for those who love him.
Birthright must shift to bringing high school age kids to Israel (“Campuses Hone Tactics As BDS Wars Loom,” Aug. 22).
Students will then arrive at college equipped with the knowledge and insights necessary to contend effectively with these challenges.
According to Gary Rosenblatt, most Gazans are “the victims of circumstance” and “virtual prisoners of Hamas,” which he blames on Hamas for initiating a war against Israel (“10 Lessons From The Gaza War,” Aug. 22).
Gary Rosenblatt’s excellent synopsis on the status quo deserves much praise (“10 Lessons From The Gaza War,” Aug. 22).
One can surely question why Israeli representatives over the years did not make use of the Hamas Covenant, with its blatant anti-Semitism. How does one negotiate with a party whose declared position is to destroy you?