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04/16/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

How pitiful and sad it is that Peter Geffen’s op-ed in defense of Peter Beinart is printed in The Jewish Week as an attempt to explain “Why Dissent is Essential” (April 13).

04/16/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Regarding “Making Sense Of Pius’ Wartime Record” (April 13), David Cymet’s remarks about this subject are no different from the other historical revisionists who have simply ignored the tens of thousands of actual wartime documents that are all available for those who take the trouble to research them.

04/16/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Rutgers University’s president rightly condemned The Medium’s publication of a vile op-ed mocking and trivializing the Holocaust, and falsely claiming it was written by Aaron Marcus, a Jewish pro-Israel student (“Medium Paper, Large Insult,” April 10). The Medium’s response to the pain it caused Marcus makes clear just how much work Rutgers needs to do to address campus anti-Semitism.

04/09/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

In Stewart Ain’s article, “Social Justice Still Drives Jewish Agenda” (April 6), he points out that Israel is not high on the priority of American Jews according to the survey that was taken. The survey is flawed because of the small number of people surveyed.

04/09/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Look what Gary Rosenblatt got for conferring undeserved status and a “fair” report on Israel-basher Peter Beinart – a kick in the teeth.  (“JW Review ‘Disservice’ To Readers,” Opinion by Peter Beinart, March 30).

When will Rosenblatt and our leaders learn how the radical J Street crowd works? --Attack and demonize anyone who doesn’t completely support them.

04/09/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

I was surprised to see a full-page ad (March 30) placed by the sect of Chabad that still believes that the late Rabbi Menachem Schneerson is the "King Messiah," despite his having passed away. It seems fairly established in Jewish law across the spectrum and centuries that the Moshiach, the anointed Redeemer of Israel, must come from the living, not be brought back from the dead. There have been other sects, most notably Christianity, that brought in the notion of a resurrected Messiah. That notion (among others) caused a clear divide between Judaism and those faiths.