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07/05/2016 - 21:49 | | Letters

In “Israel-Firsters Seen Edging Toward Trump” (July 1), Gary Rosenblatt points out a legitimate concern for Israel supporters regarding Hillary Clinton’s candidacy — her willing acceptance of the “rabidly anti-Zionist writings of Max Blumenthal,” sent through his father, Sidney, a trusted advisor.

07/05/2016 - 21:48 | | Letters

I have known, respected and followed Gary Rosenblatt since the mid-1980s when he was the editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. Until recently I have always considered him an honest reporter and commentator — one whose words should be listened to.

07/05/2016 - 21:47 | | Letters

A June 23 Letter from Talia Benamy of J Street claims that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, which J Street opposes, does not recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state. I would dispute that point.

07/05/2016 - 21:46 | | Letters

The front page of the June 17 issue had two very timely articles. Nathan Jeffay (“Tel Aviv And Orlando: Tied By Terror”) made the connection between the terror attack by two Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the terror attack in Orlando (where the terrorist declared his allegiance to ISIS). The report by Hannah Dreyfus (“LGBT Leaders Here Mixing Sorrow With Action”) described the LGBT community’s reaction to the Orlando attack and quotes Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum that the clergy were all united “to reject any anti-Muslim energy coming out of this.”

06/29/2016 - 09:27 | | Letters

You seem to have no idea how offensive your Luxury Living (Summer 2016) supplement’s Israel-related articles were to young Israelis priced out of the market due to the growth of the luxury market. Because of complexes such as the Park Eight (a mere five-minute walk from my apartment), few Jerusalemites can ever hope to live in the same city as their parents.

06/29/2016 - 09:25 | | Letters

The conclusions reached by Andres Spokoiny in his Opinion essay, “What We Can Learn From Russian-Speaking Jews Here” (June 3), are completely opposite from the truth. As a member of the Rego Park Jewish Center, a traditional Conservative temple bordering Forest Hills, we have repeatedly reached out to encourage the Bukharian Jews in this area to pray with us; to meet with us; to enjoy a kiddush or holiday with us. Never once in all these years has there been a response or a reciprocal invitation for us to join them.