I read that the de Blasio administration and a coalition of rabbinical leaders have seemingly met in the middle over the controversial circumcision ritual of metzitzah b’peh (“Charedi Leader Opens Door On Metzitzah,” March 6).
There has rightly been a good deal of coverage in these pages of the political fallout from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. But there has been less analysis of the content of the speech itself. And, in fact, while Bibi’s speech was rhetorically superb, it was also full of contradictions and lacking in actual substance or new ideas.
Gary Rosenblatt (“Fear and Loathing In The Jewish World,” column, March 6) argued that a “toxic atmosphere” has been created in the American Jewish community by a recent New York Times ad sharply criticizing an Obama administration official, and some individuals strongly disagreeing with the policies of several left-leaning Jewish organizations.