Editorial & Opinion | Letters

09/24/2014 | | Executive Vice President and CEO, Jewish Communal Fund | Letters

In “Questions Over Outpouring of Gaza War Philanthropy” (Sept. 12), staff writer Hannah Dreyfus wonders whether the surge in giving to Israel during Operation
 Protective Edge came at the cost of giving to other causes. Here at Jewish 
Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor-advised fund in
the country, we have not found that to be the case. In fact, giving to other 
causes increased 24 percent as compared to the same period the previous year. We
 imagine that as our donors went online to make their grants to Israel-focused
 campaigns, it was easy enough to make additional grants to their favorite 
charities.

09/24/2014 | | Letters

To paraphrase President Lincoln, Israel is the country of the Jews, by the
Jews and for us Jews (“I Have The Right To Love Who I Love,” Sept. 19).

09/24/2014 | | Letters

After I read Orli Santo’s article, “I Have The Right To Love Who I Love” (Sept 19), I did not quite understand the point. 

09/17/2014 | | Letters

“Israel today,” Jeremy Ben-Ami tells us in “Liberal Zionism and Its Discontents” (Opinion, Sept. 12), “falls far short of fulfilling the dreams of its founders in all respects.”  In a one-sentence tour de force Mr. Ben-Ami thus writes off Israel’s 66 years of astonishing accomplishment.

09/17/2014 | | Letters

Although Jonathan Mark’s article about informal donations to the IDF during
the Gaza War was a critique, it brought a smile to my face (“Buddy, Can You Spare Some Socks?” Aug. 29).

09/17/2014 | | Letters

One lesson stands out after reading “Chasing the Diplomatic Horizon” by
Joshua Mitnick (Sept 5). The situation is not hopeful but there is still a
possibility to revive the peace process and come to a permanent, stable
resolution between Israel and Palestine.