I read with great interest your recent article on the growth of the Jewish Montessori movement in the United States (Education Supplement, Aug. 20).
I was, however, surprised at the implication that Jewish Montessori is thriving primarily outside of the New York tri-state area, when in fact the movement is alive and well in Brooklyn, Monsey, Westchester and New Jersey.
Whatever the rationalizations and justifications for officiating at in intermarriage when both parties have agreed to have a “Jewish” house, there is little that can justify “co-officiating” at an intermarriage (“Will Chelsea-Marc Union Weaken Co-Officiation Taboo?” Aug. 6).
I resigned from the board of the Claims Conference in June after the chairman of the board and of the Control Committee didn’t accept my proposal to obtain an objective expert’s evaluation of the operational efficiency of the conference (“Clean Up The Claims Conference,” Opinion, Aug. 27).
As a Holocaust survivor, I was appalled to read “ADL Downgrades Swastika As Jewish Symbol” (July 30). Will the ADL “downgrade” the Holocaust next? For the ADL to state, as it is reported, that the swastika “is no longer considered an act of ant-Semitism” is an absolute outrage. That statement being endorsed by Abe Foxman, national director of the ADL, himself a hidden child during the Holocaust, makes the ADL’s position even more preposterous.
As a proud liberal Jew, I was very offended by David Freund’s letter (July 9), “Support Fellow Jews.” Contrary to his assertions, I and most liberal Jews do not “equate [Israel] with Nazi Germany,” “support an enemy that is bent on Israel’s destruction,” “criticize Israel for defending itself” or “prefer that Jews allow their enemy to kill them without a fight.”
The Jewish Week in an editorial (“Rage On the Airwaves,” Aug. 13) has attacked Glenn Beck as “extremist” for his references to Nazism, and Fox News as “two-faced.” Which leaves me to wonder — did The Jewish Week devote an editorial to excoriate House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi for alleging Nazi connection to Tea Party members?