Rabbi Rachel Ain Rabbi Scott Bolton Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits Rabbi Jonathan Stein Rabbi Elie Weinstock
In response to Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“Can We Still Speak To Each Other? Do We Really Want To?” March 22), we six rabbis of congregations on Manhattan’s East Side wanted to share the news that we have forged a coalition to promote Jewish learning and Jewish unity.
Your piece on the b’nai mitzvah scene (“B’nai Mitzvah Growing Pains,” March 8, really made me sick to my stomach. Not your excellent writing, but the very sad and sickening distortion of this milestone.
It was an honor to share the stage with Presidents Conference Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein, and to engage in a serious conversation on the major political and communal issues of the day at The Jewish Week Forum on Feb. 26 (“Mind The Generation Gap,” March 8). Robert Goldblum accurately captures some aspects of the generational divide that separates us, which was certainly on display periodically during the evening.
Yasher ko’cha’chem (congratulations to you) for having the integrity and courage to both write and publish the article (“Internet-Averse Haredi Schools Reaping Millions In Federal Tech Funds”) that appeared in the Feb. 22 issue. While the article may generate schadenfreude for some,
The ugliness and spitefulness of your Rubashkin cartoon in the Purim spoof (Feb. 22) beggars the language. How shocking and obscene that The Jewish Week finds humor in the intense suffering of a fellow Jew. The baseness and moral turpitude it reveals is deeply disheartening. In the end it is your own image you have irreparably trashed.