Editorial & Opinion | Letters

05/25/2010 | | Letters

Is it really a surprise that Elena Kagan, likely our next Supreme Court justice, insisted on being the first girl at her Orthodox synagogue to have a bat mitzvah (“A Pioneer at Age 12,” May 14)?

05/25/2010 | | Letters

Brandeis newspaper editors Rebecca Blady and Hillel Buechler sensitively and articulately inform us that the majority of Brandeis students who oppose Ambassador Michael Oren as commencement speaker do so on the grounds that he will alienate a segment of the Brandeis community who “believe Israel’s accomplishments are dwarfed by its moral deficiencies” — a polite way of saying they question Israel’s right to exist — but that the students, themselves, do not generally share those views (“Israel Ambassador Wrong For Commencement,” Opinion, May 21

05/18/2010 | | Letters

I read with great interest the suggestion Gary Rosenblatt put forth in his column, “Yom Hashoah: Finding A Way To Remember” (April 9) to institute “a family-oriented program to take place in the home to mark Yom HaShoah.” Apparently he was unaware that an attempt to establish that type of memorial to be recited as part of the Passover seder was undertaken by the American Jewish Congress in the early 1950s.

05/18/2010 | | Letters

In his May 7 Opinion piece, “On Jerusalem Day, Don’t Write Off Liberals,” Rabbi David Gordis betrays his bias almost immediately.
While proclaiming his support for Israel, he has in reality adopted the Palestinian propaganda line when he refers to the “future status of Jerusalem including its ‘conquered’ Palestinian neighborhoods.”

05/18/2010 | | Letters

We were pleased to read “Micro-Loans In Israel” (May 14) and applaud The Jewish Week for informing readers about these creative and important efforts to combat poverty.

05/18/2010 | | Letters

I must take issue with certain assumptions that Jewish Week Editor and Publisher Gary Rosenblatt makes concerning Modern Orthodoxy and our leaders, (“Hail to the Chief,” Between The Lines, April 20).