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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

09/13/2016 - 23:18 | | Letters

In two columns in a row, Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, Gary Rosenblatt has insinuated that T’ruah falls outside of the Jewish mainstream in regard to Israel. This disparagement of an organization of 1,800 rabbis committed to a two-state solution and to creating a better future for both Israelis and Palestinians only encourages the smears on rabbis that Rosenblatt deplores.

09/13/2016 - 23:17 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Anatomy Of A Takedown” (Sept. 2), depicts conduct which could fairly be described as rash and undiplomatic.

09/07/2016 - 09:53 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt has it wrong. A Jewish leader’s intended visit to the grave of mass murderer Yasir Arafat is not an issue about which we can “disagree,” and Rabbi Neil Blumofe, even though well regarded, is not the “victim” (“Anatomy Of A Takedown,” Sept. 2). The victims are the tens of thousands of Israelis whose blood is on Arafat’s hands and for whom Blumofe’s intended visit is an unforgiveable insult.

09/07/2016 - 09:53 | | Letters

As reported in “Summer Camp Ambassadors: Ugandan Jews Meet America’s Kids” (August 26, online), we recruited 13 people from our Jewish community in Uganda, called the Abayudaya, to work as counselors at Reform Jewish overnight camps this summer. While the article portrayed the positive experiences we had, we would like to correct some important oversights about the help that made this possible.

09/07/2016 - 09:39 | | Letters

All of us would like to see Riverdale heal and return to the community that we believed it was (“Enough On RJC,” Letters, Aug. 26).

09/07/2016 - 09:38 | | Letters

The Jewish Week editorial, “Once More, Bring Ethiopian Jews Home” (Aug. 3), relating to the plight of the Jews remaining in Addis and Gondar, has been brought to my attention.