Editorial & Opinion | Letters

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.                        

09/29/2010 | | Letters

 Our family has subscribed to The Jewish Week for many, many years. Dry Bones is consistently one of the best parts of the newspaper. I am amused by your description [in introducing another cartoon with a left-leaning viewpoint] that “Dry Bones draws from the right.”  

I agree with the word “right” only in the sense of correct, spot on, hits the target just about every time. This change is no improvement.  

 

 

09/29/2010 | | Letters

 It was extremely disturbing to read Rabbi Joshua Hammerman’s Opinion column, “And The World Shall Go Forth From Tel Aviv” (Sept. 17).  

Jerusalem’s Judaism is not “corrupted, forbidding and vindictive,” as Rabbi Hammerman stated. Quite on the contrary, it is Torah true genuine Judaism that will perpetuate undiluted Yiddishkeit for generations to come.  

09/29/2010 | | Letters

Over the course of my 40 years, I have regularly attended three different Young Israel synagogues. They could not be more different from one another (“Young Israel Prez: Proposed Changes Would Hurt Unity,” Sept. 10).
One forbade the singing of “Hatikvah” at shul functions while another has raised over a million dollars for Israel. One forbade co-ed Shabbatonim while another had a women’s prayer group. One forbade entry into the main sanctuary without a jacket, while it was not uncommon to see men in shorts at another.

09/29/2010 | | Letters

 Elicia Brown is correct when she says she is not alone in finding the fast challenging (“Fast, But Not Furious,” All She Wrote, Sept. 17). I am hard pressed to believe that there is anyone who loves fasting. But to highlight cases of people who have made exceptions for themselves instead of focusing on those people who make an extra effort to travel out of their comfort zone on Yom Kippur is disheartening and misses the point.