Editorial & Opinion | Letters

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 Regarding, “A Way Out Of Our Oil Dependency” (Editor’s column, June 25), reducing fossil fuels globally will not only help improve energy security throughout the world but also decrease greenhouse gas emissions. If every nation had its own supply of renewable energy, fossil fuel tyranny and energy scarcity would decrease. As oil is a primary source of income for Iran, it’s hard to see how reducing our need for oil detracts from our security interests.

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 Why does the marginal and radical organization J Street continue to monopolize James Besser’s reports from Washington (“Fresh Debate Emerging on Strategic Alliance,” June 11)?

It doesn’t represent the mainstream Jewish community and it calls for imposing a solution that Israel feels strongly will deny it the ability to defend itself. Engaging in nonstop criticism of Israeli policies while giving a pass to Palestinian terrorism and the Hamas butchers, J Street is as pro-Israel as Jews For Jesus is Jewish. 

Manhattan

 

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 Your story about special-needs families missed a very important aspect of inclusion, which is that children who are “differently abled” bring unique perspectives and opportunities to typical children and adults (“Special Needs Families Fighting Jewish Day Schools,” June 11).

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 I read with interest Gary Rosenblatt’s column on the 10th anniversary of The Jewish Week’s breaking of the Rabbi Baruch Lanner story (June 18).

More than 15 years ago, I was a high school senior at Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and an active member of the NCSY youth group. It was in that capacity that once I met Rabbi Lanner, who made an appearance at the New England Region’s Spring Regional in West Hartford, Conn., I believe. 

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 While the excessive sentence of Aaron Rubashkin might be considered a miscarriage of justice, I find it to be even more troubling that we as a community will once again miss the much-needed opportunity to turn inward (“Rubashkin Sentence Seen As ‘Piling On’,” June 25).

We are great at outrage but terrible at “inrage.” When did our community lose its moral compass? 

 

 

06/30/2010 | | Letters

 Finally. 

It is about time our community was taken to task by The Jewish Week (“Time To Remember Shalit,” Editorial, June 25) for failing to support imprisoned Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by Hamas in Gaza for more than four years. 

In violation of any rule of law or rule of war he’s been denied access to any visits from the international Red Cross. This week Human Rights Watch, no friend of Israel, called it “torture.”