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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

12/03/2014 | | Letters

I was happy to read Sandee Brawarsky’s article, “The Eighth Day, For Girls” (Celebrations, Nov. 21).
When I was pregnant with our first child, we knew it was a girl. Like Sharon
Siegel, my husband and I were also committed to having a bat brit for our
daughter on the eighth day of her life. We began the ceremony by explaining
to our guests that what we would do for our son, we will do for our daughter.

11/26/2014 | | Letters

Your Nov. 18 editorial (“Can Only a Beheading Evoke Horror Today?”) took issue with the response of the Obama administration to the Jerusalem massacre. “Evil acts must be thwarted, not just disapproved,” you wrote. But so far all we hear are the usual words of disapproval.

11/26/2014 | | Letters

On Oct. 31, The Jewish Week departed from constructive criticism to publish an Israel-bashing Editorial, “Bibi Takes On The World.” At the same time, The Atlantic Monthly’s Jeffrey Goldberg, known for reflecting the administration’s views, was writing a column where he quoted vulgar and insulting attacks against Israel’s prime minister by (still) unnamed senior administration officials.

11/26/2014 | | Letters

Daniel Seidemann, founder and director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, claimed, “The Palestinians of east Jerusalem see
themselves as living lives of desperation … under a government that is
apathetic if not hostile to their needs” (“Coming To Terms With ‘Reality’ Of Jerusalem,” N.Y. Minute, Nov. 14).

11/26/2014 | | Letters

Mavoi Satum, one of the leading organizations fighting for the rights of
agunot in Israel, is delighted that the International Beit
Din has started functioning and wishes Rabbi Krauss and his staff the best of
luck in this important endeavor (“New Court Set To Free Agunot,” Nov. 21).

11/26/2014 | | Letters

I believe that the quotations in my name regarding the religious court of Rav Simcha Krauss did not truly express my position (“New Court Set To Free Agunot,” Nov. 21).