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06/29/2016 - 09:23 | | Letters

The responses from Rabbis Avi Shafran and Allen Schwartz (Letters, June 24) to Gary Rosenblatt’s column (June 17) stating that Ruth’s conversion wouldn’t be accepted by today’s Israeli Chief Rabbinate are unpersuasive, laced with platitudes and avoid Rosenblatt’s central point.

06/29/2016 - 09:22 | | Letters

We at J Street are delighted that Israel’s minister for strategic affairs, Gilad Erdan, has reached out to us in his efforts to combat the global BDS movement (“J Street Now Key Player in BDS War,” June 24). J Street has long been not only an opponent of BDS, but, in fact, one of the most successful pro-Israel organizations pushing the anti-BDS message.

06/29/2016 - 09:19 | | Letters

“Orthodox Judaism considers homosexuality to be a sin,” claimed a Jewish Week article about Eshel, an organization for LGBT Jews and their families (“Orthodox Shuls Host LGBT Event, Amid Row,” June 10).

06/21/2016 - 22:33 | | Letters

The “two-state solution” has long been dead. Polls of Arabs in Judea and Samaria clearly indicate that nothing short of a one-state solution — the eradication of Israel and the “return” of the Nakba “refugees” — will please them. Until and unless there is an Arab leadership to end the campaign of hatred against Israel, there is no hope of a peaceful solution.

06/21/2016 - 22:32 | | Letters

In the June 10 issue of The Jewish Week, no fewer than five articles address various aspects of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign against Israel’s legitimacy. I was disappointed, but sadly not surprised, that none of them mentioned the importance of the progressive Zionist voice in combating these attacks.

06/21/2016 - 22:31 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt wrote an impassioned message to our college-bound youth about their Jewish identity, which I applaud (“For Grads, Lean On Heritage In Campus Wars,” June 10).