Editorial & Opinion | Letters

01/04/2011 | | Letters

As a young leader involved with the Anti-Defamation League, where I serve on the New York Regional Board and the Executive Committee of the Lawyers’ Division, I take issue with a number of the points raised by Ben Sales in “The Two ADLs” (Opinion, Dec. 17), particularly his argument that the agency’s mission no longer resonates with young Jews. In my experience, ADL’s young leadership is very supportive of the agency’s dual mission of combating anti-Semitism and defending the state of Israel.

01/04/2011 | | Letters

Naomi Levine’s letter (“Gender Gap,” Dec. 31) asserts, “I have found that in the academic world — as in corporate America — women are far more represented in top positions than in the Jewish community. Among the seven vice presidents at NYU, three, including myself, are women.”

While I admire Levine’s quarter-century of service to NYU and the progress she reports, she misrepresents the state of affairs in the Jewish community — at least insofar as AJC, which she mentions by name, is concerned.

01/04/2011 | | Letters

Tamar Snyder’s article (“Long-Term Support Versus Putting Out Fires,” Dec. 17) poses the question of whether donors should “react to disastrous news by immediately opening up their checkbooks” or wait until long-term plans are in place. While it is true that donors should seek out organizations that make long-term planning a priority in their disaster response programs, this does not mean that donors should wait weeks or months to give.

12/28/2010 | | Letters

Hilary Larson's article quite aptly describes the Forest Hills-Rego Park area and the diverse nature of its Jewish community. (“Continuity In Queens,” Neighborhoods, Nov. 5)

It also highlights the names of several of its synagogues. Many of our members, myself included, were rather dismayed that the names of some of the leading synagogues in our community, including the Queens Jewish Center and Talmud Torah, which I represent, were not mentioned. The Queens Jewish Center was the first Modern Orthodox synagogue founded in the Forest Hills-Rego Park area (circa 1943).

12/28/2010 | | Letters

The Jewish Week asks, in a Dec. 17 Editorial (“Nixon And Kissinger”), if "support for Israel excuses every prejudice." But what was at stake in 1973 was not support for Israel but its very survival. In the Yom Kippur War Israel quickly lost one-fourth of its top fighter planes to Russian SAMs, and defeat was imminent. It was the Kissinger/Nixon airlift of a cargo plane every hour for 30 days that saved Israel.

12/28/2010 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Painful Path Toward Relocating Settlers” (Dec. 17) includes several assumptions that need to be challenged.
One is that Jews need to be uprooted from the heartland of the Land of Israel; from Hebron, Beit El, The City of David, Har Bracha, so that there can be created a Palestinian state without a Jewish minority. And that Arabs may remain in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, etc., and peace will follow.