Editorial & Opinion | Letters

03/08/2011 | | Letters

As regards your article entitled, “Abuse Case Tests Ohel’s Adherence To Reporting Laws” (Feb. 25), I would like to convey what I believe is an egregious assertion by The Jewish Week.

You assert that Ohel has put children at serious risk “by treating known sexual abusers who have not been reported to law enforcement and whose proclivities are protected from being made public by confidentiality laws, should they drop out of treatment.”

This is seemingly malicious.

03/08/2011 | | Letters

Having followed Rep. Peter King’s distinguished congressional service, I feel compelled to respectfully disagree with Jewish critics who would categorize his committee’s hearings on domestic Islamic terrorism as un-American or McCarthy like (“Are Peter King’s Hearings Un-American?” Feb. 18).

It is naïve and shortsighted for Jewish clergy, of all people, to ignore or liberally whitewash the clear and present danger facing America and the Jewish community in particular from Islamic fanaticism.

03/08/2011 | | Letters

The many views expressed from the left to the right as to what the current “unrest in the Middle East” means for Israeli-Palestinian peace omit the most important lesson to be learned (again) about the region: The status quo, which is comfortable one day, can be upended the next (“Mideast Unrest Hardening Positions In Community,” Feb. 18).

Recent (Turkey) and older (Iran) events in the Middle East should also show Israel that allies can pull away or even become antagonists.

03/02/2011 | | Letters

In his well reasoned and judicious Opinion piece, “Combating Delegitimization Requires a Big Tent” (Feb. 18), John Ruskay has displayed a much-needed guidance and common sense regarding communal discussion and debate concerning the State of Israel.

03/02/2011 | | Letters

There are few Jewish leaders I respect more than John Ruskay — thus my extreme disappointment with his Opinion piece (“Combating Delegitimization Requires A Big Tent,” Feb. 18).

While I know that Ruskay loathes Israel’s delegitimizers/ demonizers as much as anyone, I fear that his words will provide them — and those who abet them — with new “cover.”

03/01/2011 | | Letters

The many views expressed from the left to the right as to what the current “unrest in the Middle East” means for Israeli-Palestinian peace omit the most important lesson to be learned (again) about the region: The status quo that is comfortable one day can be upended the next (“Mideast Unrest Hardening Positions In Community,” Feb. 18).

Recent (Turkey) and older (Iran) events in the Middle East should also show Israel that allies can pull away or even become antagonists.