Regarding “Jewish-Arab Social Gap Threatens Start-Up Nation” (Nov. 1): interesting subject; terrible reporting. Among the article’s various oversights: Not all Israeli Jews are alike; the haredim are as under-employed as the Arabs.
Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, as all Chabad emissaries, should presumably be commended for his work to perpetuate Judaism, but his “silver lining” (“A Rabbi Sees Silver Lining In Study’s Findings,” Opinion, Nov. 1), which may seem to somehow find “wonderful” the identification of so many people who oppose organized religion and religious organizations, bends way out of line, and linings, silver or sugar-coated.
Of all people, Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League should not weigh in on the topic of whether the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous should honor an Allianz executive (“Fresh Outrage Over Plan To Honor Allianz Chief,” Nov. 1).
I was moved by Lisa Klug’s piece on Neshama Carlebach, “Soul Daughter” (Oct. 18). I was disappointed, however, by the omission of any mention of another part of the legacy she carries on so beautifully.
While the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has been in the news recently for our dinner honoree, I do not want the broader Jewish community to lose sight of the important work our organization does each and every day (“Fresh Outrage Over Plan To Honor Allianz Chief,” Nov. 1).
I loved your Travel column about New Bedford, Mass., “A Whale of a Town” (Oct. 11), with its lovely description of its whaling history and Jewish community. Having grown up in New Bedford (and my father was born and grew up in New Bedford) I can attest to what was described in the article. I would also like to add that New Bedford boasts three beautiful beaches, one with a children’s playground, snack bar and a lovely walking path along the point, overlooking gorgeous water views, as well as Buttonwood Park Zoo which has a fabulous children’s playground.