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03/22/2011 | | Letters

 

I was so pleased to read Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Advocacy Gone Awry” (March 15). I have personally felt the anguish of being dubbed anti-Semitic and anti-Israel because in a number of recent communications I have expressed my frustration with the continued expansion of settlements in the West Bank and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s lack of pushing the two-state solution.

 

03/22/2011 | | Letters

It is wrong for The Jewish Week to marginalize the efforts of JCCWatch.org and the growing group of Jews who refuse to allow their communal organizations to twist their support of Israel and embrace those groups who look to hurt Israel (“Advocacy Gone Awry,” Editor’s column, March 18)

03/22/2011 | Letters

Martin Raffel, project director for the Israel Action Network, was quoted extensively in Stewart Ain’s article, “Consensus Seen Taking Shape On Boycotts” (March 18).

03/15/2011 | | Letters

In response to Steven Burg’s opinion piece, “Don’t Make Summer Programs ‘Luxury Items’” (March 4), please don’t contribute to making yeshiva day school into a luxury we can no longer afford.

Scholarships to yeshiva day schools are paid for largely by increasing the tuition for full-paying parents, to the tune of several thousand dollars per student. Since this contribution to the scholarship fund is involuntary, it is made with after-tax money, like the rest of the tuition payments.

03/15/2011 | | Letters

I was very saddened to read the article about Ohel and the issue of mandated reporting (“Abuse Case Tests Ohel’s Adherence To Reporting Laws,” Feb. 25).

I ran the Ohel Sexual Abuse Program for almost two years, and this was never an issue then. Our esteemed lawyer, Harvey Jacobs, would always provide expert advice on what cases needed to be reported and the rabbinic posek [decisor] would concur and provide a heter [permission] if necessary. There was no contradiction, and each side worked together.

03/15/2011 | | Letters

Regarding your article, “Wanna Buy A Historic Shul In Poland?” (March 4), almost 15 years ago I joined approximately 100 family members and friends — survivors of a shtetl in Galicia (now Ukraine), along with their children and grandchildren, from North America and Israel — on a journey to dedicate a monument in the killing field where their Jewish community was finally and completely liquidated. Or so the Nazis and their local henchmen thought.