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07/30/2012 - 20:00 | Letters

In response to Ms. Rudnick: Critical to this discussion is the growth in Orthodox population documented by our study. We find that since 2002, Orthodox Jews in the eight-county area increased by 116,000.   How did this increase come about?

07/30/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Len Saxe is correct (“Leading Demographer Questioning New York Population Study,” July 27). The Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 overestimates the number of Orthodox children ages 5-17 in day schools in the eight-county New York area.

07/23/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

One correction to Gary Rosenblatt’s thoughtful column describing the bar mitzvah revolution (“URJ Overhauling The Bar/Bat Mitzvah,” June 22).

07/23/2012 - 20:00 | Letters

 Steve Lipman’s article, “New Generation of Russians Now Making Its Mark” (July 13), may be an accurate portrayal of a major proportion of the 200,000 Russian-speaking Jews in the Greater New York area, but Russian-speaking Jews are not monolithic. 

07/23/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

We were appalled by David Harris’ irresponsible invocation of the Soviet practice of “airbrushing” in his letter to the editor (July 20).

For a Jewish leader of Harris’ stature to compare the omission of his American Jewish Committee from a Jewish Week story to the Soviet regime’s deliberate expunging of its opponents from the historical record — often in the wake of their torture and murder — demonstrates how easily vanity spirals into moral myopia.

07/23/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Steve Lipman’s excellent article, “New Generation Of Russians Now Making Its Mark” (July 13), clearly illustrated a growing phenomenon: a mutual interest on behalf of the American and Russian Jewish communities.

Over the last number of years, The Jewish Week has explored at length the Russian Jewish immigrant community and its relationship to the larger American Jewish community. Still, I feel an important point is often overlooked and that is the unique Russian Jewish identity that many brought with them from the former Soviet Union.