Thank you for your reference to the Fort Tryon Jewish Center in the article, “Washington Heights Jews Caught In A Growth Bind” (Aug. 13).
As executive director of the Jewish Center, and as a member for over 35 years, I am deeply gratified by the renewed growth of our congregation, and by the decision of so many of its newer members to make their homes here in the Heights. I believe this reflects the kind of Jewish community that is evolving in the Heights: open, inclusive, observant and egalitarian.
Whoa! Benjamin Brafman has a well-deserved reputation as a criminal defense attorney, and he is certainly entitled to his literary criticism of Erica Brown’s work (“There Is No ‘Season Of Scandal,’” Opinion, Sept. 24).
It is hypocritical for clergy members of the Reform and Conservative movements who vehemently support pluralism in Israel to shout “not in my backyard” when the issue arises in their own bailiwick (“JCC, Synagogues In Holy War In Boca,” Sept. 3).
If we are known by the friends we keep, J Street is now known as having a friend in George Soros. (“J Street Reeling After Soros Money Revelation,” Oct. 1)
I urge all readers to Google “George Soros, Israel” to learn about this man’s hostility towards Israel as well as his support for left-wing causes. The fact that Soros would donate $750,000 to J Street confirms that J Street is up to no good when it comes to Israel.