Editorial & Opinion | Letters

10/05/2010 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt’s column on Sukkot (“On Sukkot, Stepping Outside Of Ourselves,” Sept. 17) was very enlightening. Although I am a Christian, we do share much in religious and cultural values.

10/05/2010 | | Letters

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.

10/05/2010 | | Letters

The controversy involving George Soros’ donations to J Street has been blown way out of proportion (“J Street Reeling After Soros Money Revelation,” Oct. 1).

The fact is George Soros is a mainstream businessman. While J Street could have been more transparent about his contributions, this is really not a huge issue. People on the right are using it as way to vilify J Street (and the peace movement in general).

10/05/2010 | | Letters

The article “Holocaust Concert or Care for Survivors?” gave the impression that the two sides to the issue are the Holocaust survivors who only care for welfare while the Claims Conference only cares about concerts, remembrance and education.

As the representative of the largest umbrella organization of Holocaust survivors in the world, I would like to state loudly and clearly that nothing could be further from the truth.

09/29/2010 | | Letters

 Jonathan Mark’s “Media Watch” column, “Netanyahu Off The Hook” (Sept. 17), attempts to make the case that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority are not to be trusted, and are incapable anyway of delivering peace because of Hamas.  

09/29/2010 | | Letters

 In reply to Jeff Brasfield’s letter (“On Mormon Proxy Baptism,” Sept.17), I’m sure Brasfield means well, but in asking why a Holocaust survivor would want to take away another’s “opportunity for Heavenly progression [i.e., posthumous Mormon baptism],” he is totally clueless.