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06/10/2015 | | Letters

Here is an important explanation for the alleged distancing of American Jews from Israel (“`I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?” May 29).

06/10/2015 | | Letters

If Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt’s habit of bringing boys and young men with him into the sauna was perfectly acceptable, why was it kept hushed by leaders of the congregation (“With Sauna ‘Secret’ Out, Riverdale Shul Faces Tough Choice,” June 5)? Why wasn’t this announced from the pulpit: Boys and youth, take off your clothes, your rabbi wants to mentor you.

06/03/2015 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt reported that some at the JPPI conference were angry at
Prime Minister Netanyahu because his actions were “perceived by the White House as
disrespectful.” (“I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?” May 29) Mr. Rosenblatt should make himself aware of the first meeting
between President Obama and Netanyahu at the White House in May 2009.

06/03/2015 | | Letters

A major explanation for the significant misunderstanding between Americans and Israelis stares us in the face every day — The New York Times and the bulk of the mainstream media (“I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?” Editor’s column, May 29).

06/03/2015 | | Letters

When an Israeli moderator at the JPPI conference says “Israelis have far more pressing problems than women’s rights to pray at the Western Wall,” or the frequent excuse that the mistreatment of American Jewish women and Conservative rabbis in Israel is an American problem, I see red (“I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?” Editor’s column, May 29).

06/03/2015 | | Letters

I read Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?” May 29), and I am becoming less inclined to
identify with and support Israel. A major source of my alienation is
the potential reverses in religious equality in Israel. Another issue for me
is the lack of acceptance for non-Orthodox branches of Judaism. How can I
identify with or support a Jewish state that does not, by Orthodox law, 
consider me to be a “real” Jew?