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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

09/22/2010 | | Manhattan | Letters

The editorial in The Jewish Week on the Israel-Palestine negotiations applauds the willingness to compromise of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and warns against the seeming intransigence on the part of Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (“Contrasting Approaches To Talks,” Sept. 17).

09/22/2010 | Letters

While we are very gratified that The Jewish Week has finally recognized the new vitality of Jewish life in central and northeast Queens, particularly in the Flushing and Kew Gardens Hills areas, we found Hilary Larson’s characterization of non-Orthodox Jewish life in the area to be both misguided and somewhat demeaning (“Magnet In Central Queens,” Neighborhood, July 16).

09/22/2010 | | Letters

Doug Chandler’s report on Pamela Geller (“The Passions And Perils Of Pamela Geller, Sept. 3) tells more about him than it does about her.

His story describes her and her supporters as “right-wing” five times and as “radical” once, while her opponents are described not as left-wing but rather as “progressive,” “moderate” or as “embarrassed conservatives.”


09/22/2010 | | Co-directors, JONAH | Letters

On behalf of JONAH and for the following reasons, we found Naomi Marks’ letter to the editor (“No Quick Fix For Gays,” Sept. 17), arguing against the credibility of JONAH’s programs, to be totally disingenuous.

09/22/2010 | | Manhattan | Letters

While Eric Herschthal’s article, “Temporary Housing of the Highest Order” (Sept. 10), does well in describing the halachic complexity of the Sukkah City design competition, it misrepresents the halachic process involved.

First, I consulted the traditional halachic literature in reviewing each sukkah. With regard to the “LOG” entry, the initial design called for a log greater than four handbreadths wide, not less than four, as recorded in the article, since such a log too closely resembles a permanent home.

09/22/2010 | | COO, Ohel, Brooklyn | Letters

Comparing Dr. Eliezer Schnall’s data with Drs. David and Karyn Feinberg’s earlier data, one can indeed conclude that the glass is half full (“Orthodox Mental Health Needs Not Being Met: Study,” Aug. 20).