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04/13/2011 | Letters

I was deeply moved by Jonathan Mark’s story about the Fogel family (“A Long-Distance Shiva For The Fogels,” March 25). Especially the way in which he imagined the last Shabbat night that the Fogel family spent together before the horror engulfed them.

His stories are written with such sensitivity and earnestness that they remain with me even months after I read them. He is somehow able to penetrate to the heart of the matter in the most remarkable way. I look forward to future articles.
Janine Sherr
Manhattan
 

04/13/2011 | Letters

Anyone who has raised children understands that sometimes “no” is the best, the only, possible answer (“Time Is Not On Israel’s Side,” Between The Lines, April 8).

04/05/2011 | | Letters

I strongly praise the new head of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Rabbi Richard Jacobs’ work to help victims of war, famine and massacres in places like Chad, Darfur and Haiti (‘The Scarsdale Dynamo,’ Mar. 29). I am also heartened to have read elsewhere Rabbi Jacobs’ statement that “the connection to Israel is a vital part of Jewish life.”

04/05/2011 | | Letters

Aside from the issue of the current tendency in Israel’s government to reject pro-Israel groups who are critical of some of Israel’s policies (“For the Love of Israel,” March 25), an additional important point is made in this report, namely, that Israel “remains a vital connection point to Jewish life for many younger Jews” in the U.S.

04/05/2011 | | Letters

I applaud Gary Rosenblatt for taking what I know will be an unpopular stance against the glorification of drinking at Jewish events aimed at college students and young adults.

04/05/2011 | | Letters

As a college student, I am genuinely surprised that the editor and publisher of The Jewish Week could seem so out of touch with my generation’s reality. At Dartmouth, a campus with fewer Jewish students than most, Chabad exists as an unparalleled place of spirituality, education, tradition and community.