Editorial & Opinion | Letters

12/21/2010 | | Letters

I would like to respond to Elicia Brown’s column, “When Santa Comes To Town,” Back of the Book, Dec. 10).

12/14/2010 | | Letters

I am quoted as having “said in an e-mail” that Agudath Israel “sides” with the judgment of halachic decisors who have ruled that “brain dead” human beings are still alive (“RCA Backs Off Stand on Brain Death for Transplants,” Nov. 26).

12/14/2010 | | Letters

As an Orthodox neurosurgeon I find the Rabbinical Council of America’s position on brain death both puzzling and disturbing (“RCA Backs Off Stand On Brain Death For Transplants,” Dec. 3).

12/14/2010 | | Letters

I agree with Rabbi Yehuda Gilad in his call for the Chief Rabbinate to change its attitude or end its stranglehold on the destiny of the Jewish people. (Opinion, www.thejewishweek.com)

What really is the difference between the young men — one halachically Jewish and one not — playing paddleball on the beach in Tel Aviv on Saturday and then returning to their army units to defend the Jewish people?

12/14/2010 | | Letters

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman contends that we can be optimistic that Israelis and Palestinians can find peace soon (“Optimism Now, Apocalypse Later,” Opinion, Nov. 30).

12/14/2010 | | Letters

Tamar Snyder reports on “The Jewish Community’s $20,000 Gender Gap” (Dec. 3). I can support the survey findings by providing a personal example of the formidable challenges facing women who attempt to address this disparity.