Editorial & Opinion | Letters

08/20/2014 | | Letters

While some may think that your article, “The Lone Women Of The IDF” (Aug. 15), is on “girl power,” I am disappointed that you felt the need to detail the outfits of the four women cited.

08/13/2014 | | Letters

Amen to Rabbi David Wolpe’s “Divine Spark” column (Aug. 8).

I love the teachings of Judaism. There is simplicity within the convoluted and profound.
The burden and the gift challenged me since as a young girl I would listen to my grandfather’s teachings. The gift, overwhelming and humbling. The burden, a joy and a privilege.

08/13/2014 | | Letters

With the tumultuous recent unfolding of world events, there runs a risk of not taking note of the retirement of Shimon Peres after decades of public service.

08/13/2014 | | Letters

It is heartening and appropriate to “call a spade a spade” as Gary Rosenblatt did in his column, “New York Times Parallels Are Forced, And False” (July 18).

08/13/2014 | | Letters

No child should be potentially harmed — brain damaged or killed — by someone performing oral suction at a bris (“As Bris Policy Nears, Mayor Seen In Bind,” Aug. 8).

08/13/2014 | | Letters

Jonathan Mark’s “Freedom Summer Memories” (July 18) evoked recollections of a once powerful black-Jewish alliance. As a participant in this righteous struggle, I can testify to the accuracy of his narrative except for one assertion, namely, that this common effort was “beautiful” but tragically short.