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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

08/05/2015 | | Letters

Thane Rosenbaum’s tribute to Ed Doctorow and Theo Bikel teased out contrasts
and connections between those two remarkable artists that few others have
perceived or formulated (“Two Sides Of The Jewish Soul,” July 31).

Thanks for publishing Rosenbaum’s literate,
beautifully written essay.


Manhattan

08/05/2015 | | Letters

In your story, “A Babka Monopoly At Green’s?” (July 24), what is absent is precisely what was described to me as the crux of the story at the time of the interview: What are New York City’s favorite babka brands, and why? And we discussed several favorite brands, with one great favorite: Babkalicious By Lana. Not a word about that brand, or other good brands mentioned (namely Gombo). Instead, your story looks like a protracted ad for one brand.

08/05/2015 | | Letters

As our community still reels in sorrow over the tragic death of Faigy Mayer (“We Tried To Be There For Her,” July 24), we face the question of lessons learned, how we can possibly construct meaning from horrific loss.

08/05/2015 | | Letters

Hannah Dreyfus’ heartbreaking story of an ex-chasidic young women who took
her own life (“We Tried To Be There For Her,” July 24) highlighted the
isolation and loneliness that can come for young adults with leaving a
community and cutting most ties to family and friends. Footsteps is a great
organization dedicated to creating a new community for people like Faigy
Meyer, but they need partners.

07/29/2015 | | Letters

Thank you for your article by Hannah Dreyfus on the importance of pre-marital sex education (“The Joy of Sex Ed,” July 17). It is heartening to see that The Jewish Week recognizes developments in the Orthodox world as we seek to strengthen that most fundamental and challenging cornerstone of Jewish life — an intimate, harmonious and halachically-strong marital relationship.

07/29/2015 | | Letters

As our community still reels in sorrow over the tragic death of Fayge Mayer (“We Tried To Be There For Her,” July 24), we face the question of lessons learned, how we can possibly construct meaning from horrific loss.