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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

05/03/2011 | | Letters

Rabbi Lawrence Zieler is searching for methods to stimulate our youth to greater connection to the Jewish community while they are finishing their high school years and preparing to embark on college (“Mentoring The Next Generation,” Opinion, April 29). A great model already exists — the post-high-school year in Israel.

If you check out the leadership in Hillels across the country you will find a disproportionate number of leaders spent the year in Israel either in yeshivot and seminaries or the various year-course options.

05/03/2011 | | Foreign Media Liaison, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem | Letters

In your April 29 “N.Y. Minute” interview (“The Haredim And Yom HaShoah”), Dr. Meir Wikler criticizes Yad Vashem while at the same time inexplicably taking credit for various shifts he notes in Yad Vashem’s Holocaust History Museum.

04/27/2011 | Letters

The Purim spoof (March 18) was really hilarious in spots and funny as a whole. I wish you had a similar four-page insert every week. Laughs are needed today, even more than usual, in a weak economy.

Richard Friedman

04/27/2011 | Letters

Thank you for Jonathan Mark’s recent column, “Michael Lerner Looks Back As Tikkun Turns 25” (April 15). I, for one, was heartened to learn that Tikkun’s circulation is dwindling and that a full 40 percent of its remaining readership is non-Jewish. It cogently confirms that Lerner’s “unapologetically utopian” vision of extreme left politics coupled with personal spirituality is not the message that connects the Jewish mind to the Jewish soul.

04/27/2011 | Letters

The article, “Sprucing Up A&P’s Kosher Aisle” (April 15), described the sale by C&S, one of the largest wholesale distributors of grocery items in the Northeast, of their chametz this year and implied that the sale was endorsed by the Orthodox Union. The sale of chametz by a food establishment that continues to operate on Pesach is a matter of significant dispute among poskim (halachic decisors). The OU does not endorse the current C&S chametz sale and recommends that people seek guidance from their local Orthodox rabbi.

04/27/2011 | Letters

Thank you for writing such an affirmative article about living in Beersheva (“For Liberal Olim, Southern Comfort,” April 22).

The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI), is proud to assist olim like Josh and Ophira Streimer, Ravit and Gabe Greenfield, and Andy and Emily Shapiro Katz in their absorption process.