Sunday, March 8, which marked 50 years and one day after “Bloody Sunday,” I was among the 100,000 people in Selma, Ala., who chose to walk in the footsteps of the righteous (“Still More Bridges To Cross,” March 13). We came to Selma not just to commemorate the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that lead to the Voting Rights Act but also to recommit to carry on the work, begun those years ago, which is still unfinished.
Anti-Semitism on American campuses is not news. But actually catching an indisputable moment that verifies it is news. That moment happened in February at UCLA when a student interviewing for a position on the Student Council’s Judicial Board was asked effectively if being Jewish would make her biased in favor of other Jews.
I read that the de Blasio administration and a coalition of rabbinical leaders have seemingly met in the middle over the controversial circumcision ritual of metzitzah b’peh (“Charedi Leader Opens Door On Metzitzah,” March 6).
There has rightly been a good deal of coverage in these pages of the political fallout from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. But there has been less analysis of the content of the speech itself. And, in fact, while Bibi’s speech was rhetorically superb, it was also full of contradictions and lacking in actual substance or new ideas.
Gary Rosenblatt (“Fear and Loathing In The Jewish World,” column, March 6) argued that a “toxic atmosphere” has been created in the American Jewish community by a recent New York Times ad sharply criticizing an Obama administration official, and some individuals strongly disagreeing with the policies of several left-leaning Jewish organizations.