Editorial & Opinion | Letters

06/25/2014 | | Letters

I read with alarm the wins and losses statistics in the “BDS: A Scorecard” in Israel Now, a Special Supplement to The Jewish Week (May 30). Taking the extremism of this movement most seriously, I was shocked to see that TIAA-CREF, the company I have invested a substantial portion of my retirement money in over the past 30 years, dropped Soda-Stream and Caterpillar from its Social Choice portfolio in 2013 due to BDS pressure.

06/25/2014 | | Letters

Regarding the June 13 Travel story, “Traveling Companions,” Hilary Larson gets it exactly right — and provides a useful service. I have, like her, traveled in all the varieties she mentions: alone, with my spouse, with family members. We all travel for varied reasons. Ms. Larson’s comments on how we travel, or rather, with whom we travel help us understand how that affects our experience.

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06/25/2014 | | Letters

What in the world does “gun owning” have to do with [Eric] Cantor’s primary defeat? (“Tea Party Too Close For Jewish Comfort?” June 20.) In the article, a political analyst made the point that cultural factors may have played a role in Cantor’s loss [to David Brat.]

06/25/2014 | | Letters

Regarding last week’s story on the primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, “Tea Party Too Close For Jewish Comfort?” (June 20): In 2012, the Virginia U.S. Senate seat was vacated by retiring Democrat, Sen.
Jim Webb. The GOP had an excellent opportunity to win back the seat. Eric
Cantor opted to remain in Congress and the GOP nominated George Allen, who is
famously remembered as the senator who made a racist remark in 2006; Allen was
defeated in his re-election bid.

06/25/2014 | | Letters

Rabbi Avi Shafran’s complaint about the state aid formula for public schools is unquestionably valid, (“Social Injustice and the Ramapo School Board,” online Opinion, May 2), but it has little to do with the disaster that the East Ramapo School District has become, a fact that in itself is undoubtedly fostering anti-Semitism in the Hudson Valley and beyond.

06/18/2014 | | Letters

Having participated in the Jewish Book Council’s “Meet The Authors” program several years ago, I thank Gary Rosenblatt for bringing back fond memories of an event once described as “The Gong Show” for Jewish writers (“Love Me, Love My Book,” June 6).