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05/07/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

The Jewish Week, in its otherwise thoughtful editorial “Taking on Title VI” (May 4), misses the mark a bit in framing this as the question: “now that we have the right to initiate federal suits against anti-Jewish or anti-Israel activity on campus, should we use it, or will it have a chilling effect on academic freedom?”

05/07/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

The Jewish world was shocked at the arrest of Evan Zauder in New York (“NJ Yeshiva Teacher Charged With Having Child Pornography,” online and “From Rising Jewish Ed Star to Kiddie Porn Perp” on “The Yad” blog). But what is more shocking is the response of the Jewish educational institutions he worked for.

04/30/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Rabbi David Wolpe’s invoking our weekly greeting of the Sabbath Bride is indeed inspiring, reminding us how important intangible, non-material things are to “give life its purpose and beauty” (“The Evidence Of Things Not Seen,” Musings, April 27).

04/30/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

I am curious about the backgrounds of Rabbi Ellen Lippmann and others associated with the Kolot Chayeinu synagogue “who are simply not interested in Israel, as well as those who reject the notion of a Jewish state” (“’Voices’ Divided Over Israel,” April 20). My guess is they are not descendants of Holocaust survivors.

Six million Jews perished during the Holocaust. Had there been a State of Israel at that time, many of these Jews could have escaped to Israel and many lives would have been saved.

04/30/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

The relief that finally a respected, objective person is calling out President Barack Obama is incredible (“Can Obama Be Trusted To Save Israel?” editor’s column, April 6).

Unlike Gary Rosenblatt, I regard Obama as a huge threat both to Israel and to the freedoms we have always had in this country. Executive order or executive fiat? Threats to override the Supreme Court. Forced limits on religious freedoms. And the list goes on.

04/30/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Bravo, Cynthia Ozick for a very fine article (“Crashing The Seder Story,” March 30). Pesach is in part about redemption, and the article shows a way to redeem us from the nonsense Haggadot and alternate seders that have been proliferating.