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09/28/2016 - 16:22 | | Letters

I was appalled, but not surprised, about the latest Jewish professor’s attitude towards Israel (“NYU Prof Spurs Fresh Debate Over ‘Distancing,’” Aug. 12). For an academic, in history, you would expect context, but I guess that is too much to expect.

09/28/2016 - 16:20 | | Letters

In his Opinion essay, Rabbi Rolando Matalon writes glowingly of the welcome his grandparents received in America, as well he should. (“Open The Gates For Refugees,” Sept. 23)
What he neither reflects on, nor writes about, is the intense hatred of Jews and
 Israel on the part of Syrians that drove them out. Is it that he thinks Syrian culture and Syrian education has been radically transformed over the
years? I do not.


09/28/2016 - 16:19 | | Letters

Kol hakavod [all honor to] Gerald Ostrov, for all the work he is doing for the land of Israel. (“New Tacks In Battling Israel’s Image Problem” (Sept. 16).

We need more dedicated people like him. Thanks to him for preparing the right path of others to follow.

09/28/2016 - 16:17 | | Letters

Regarding “New Tacks In Battling Israel’s Image Problem” (Editor’s column, Sept. 16), here’s an idea: engage Steven Spielberg to do an updated dramatic and factual remake of “Cast A Giant Shadow,” the story of Col. Mickey Marcus.

09/28/2016 - 16:15 | | Letters

While reading “The Beautiful Possible,” I was taken on a multiple-decade journey. (“JTS, The Novel,” Sept. 23) I shed a tear at the end. I believed in the memorable characters. They are so well rounded and throughout the story, the author's voice is pleasantly present. I had a great cultural experience through the reading of each page, and the book gave me many moments of reflection. It was poetic, and daring, and brought me to a place where I had never been before.
Now I need to learn more about many Jewish customs and Jewish words.

09/28/2016 - 16:11 | | Letters

Far be it from me to challenge the conclusion of a former federal judge and an ex-assistant federal prosecutor, but it may be that pro-Arab students commit criminal offenses when they conduct “mock checkpoints” at any City University of New York campus. (“Campus Bias To Get Fresh Scrutiny After CUNY Report,” Sept. 16)
A six-month investigation conducted by Barbara Jones, the former judge, and Paul Shechtman, the former prosecutor, describes “mock checkpoints” at CUNY as “political speech,” as reported in your story.