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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

09/20/2011 | Letters

Thank you for your extended and excellent coverage last month of the 20th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots. However, your newspaper failed to mention the valiant efforts of one significant individual: my friend and mentor, Franklyn H. Snitow.

09/20/2011 | Letters

In your Sept. 9 issue, Jerome Chanes reviews a book that analyzes Leon Uris’ “Exodus” (“’Exodus’ And The Americanization Of Israel’s Founding”). His review is mostly about “Exodus” itself, however, and it is surprising.

In two places he acknowledges that “Exodus” is indeed a novel, but the rest of the time he critiques it as if it were a history textbook. He criticizes it continually for containing historical “misrepresentations, half-truths and outright inaccuracies.”

09/20/2011 | Letters

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch broke from political ranks and longstanding allegiances to support a Republican in New York’s 9th Congressional District instead of a Democrat.

Notice, I did not use either candidate’s name in describing them. In essence, neither did Koch.

09/20/2011 | Letters

Regarding the race to succeed Democrat Anthony Weiner in New York’s 9th Congressional District, here’s what has changed in the Jewish community, as evidenced by the election of Bob Turner rather than David Weprin: In the past (as in the case of President Jimmy Carter), it would have been sufficient for a local Jewish Democratic or Republican candidate to say that he/she supports Israel and opposes the president’s policies concerning Israel.

09/20/2011 | Letters

09/20/2011 | Letters

Your front-page discussion about whether Judaism is a religion or a culture was very interesting but somehow misses an important element (Sept. 2). Today more than ever, we need to be as inclusive as possible, and by focusing on just these two aspects of Judaism, we leave a large percentage of Jews out of the picture.