Editorial & Opinion | Letters

11/05/2014 | | Letters

I hope Prime Minister Netanyahu, the rest of Israel’s government, and the
Israeli electorate are paying attention to The Jewish Week’s Editorial, “Bibi
Takes On The World” (Oct. 31).

11/05/2014 | | Letters

Your Oct. 31 Editorial, “Bibi Takes On The World,” is perhaps the most disgraceful
Editorial ever by The Jewish Week.

11/05/2014 | | Letters

Rabbi Jessica Minnen thinks we need sex ed to discuss Rabbi Barry Freundel’s alleged mikvah
spying (“Fresh Relevance For New Sex-Ed Program,” Oct. 24). [If the charges against him prove true], what we need is to put the rabbi — a predator — in jail for sex crimes.

10/29/2014 | | Letters

Clearly the RCA (Rabbinical Council of America) is a deeply flawed and troubled organization. 
(“Orthodox Women Vow To ‘Take Back The Mikvah’,” Oct. 24)

10/29/2014 | | Letters

Elana Maryles Sztokman is waiting for an apology from Orthodox men “who are so easily
counted and heeded, who have a voice and a place and are free to participate
in the community practically any way that their hearts desire” (“My Feminist Struggles With Yom Kippur,” Opinion, Oct. 3).

10/29/2014 | | Letters

In the wake of the Rabbi Barry Freundel tragedy, The Jewish Week published several articles last week about the need for increasing women’s roles in Orthodox Judaism.  To a large extent, the articles focused primarily on increasing women’s roles in connection with mikvah and conversion. I would add that women should also play a greater role in the way batei din (religious courts) deal with agunot (women unable to divorce). I suggest that a panel of agunot and former agunot be an official part of the process when a beit din is dealing with an agunah case.