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04/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Pamela Geller attempts to change the subject when it comes to her own vitriolic rhetoric against Muslims (Letters, March 23). But let’s be clear: Geller should not be allowed to get away with playing the victim and hiding behind the mask of a “patriot and proud Zionist.”

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Whatever your opinion of the Peter Beinart op-ed in The New York Times (March 16), I believe the strident outcry of many members of the Jewish community, including some leaders of Jewish organizations, says more about the state of mind of our people than about the content of Beinart’s article. It was, after all, one man’s opinion.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

I think Gary Rosenblatt was much too kind to Peter Beinart regarding his new book (“Pushing Morality, A Victim Of Myopia,” March 23).

I have not read the new book and I have no intention of doing so because it seems to be only a variant of Beinart’s execrable New York Times op-ed of March 18 and his earlier essay published in the New York Review of Books in 2010.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt ends his piece on Peter Beinart by stating that Israel defenders ignore the moral issues and Israel critics ignore “so many others” (“Pushing Morality, A Victim Of Myopia,” March 23).

But Rosenblatt and other Beinart critics, like Daniel Gordis, don’t ignore the moral issues: they simply have no response to them.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

In his column, “Pushing Morality, A Victim Of Myopia” (March 23), Gary Rosenblatt challenges Peter Beinart’s argument that “settlements are the key to Israel’s future.” It’s true that Israel has other major threats from Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. But what Rosenblatt fails to recognize is that Israel’s partners for peace/defense will multiply exponentially once the settlement problem is resolved and there are two democratic states living side by side.

04/02/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

I wish to clarify remarks that were attributed to me on the subject of metzitzah b’peh (“Haredi Rift Opens Over Bris Ritual,” March 30).

The practice is indeed time honored and is followed by the majority of the Orthodox Jewish community today around the world, as it has been for thousands of years.