Editorial & Opinion | Letters

07/15/2015 | | Letters

Regarding Rabbi David Wolpe’s Musing, “Another Land To Cherish” (July 3), I grew up in the anti-Vietnam protest era, which I still defend. Yet after my 
father passed away a few years ago, I was taken aback by a document sent by
 the U.S. government, praising him for his service in the navy during the Korean 
War.

07/15/2015 | | Letters

Robert Rifkind's well-meaning letter (June 26) reflects many of the misinformed arguments used by teachers unions to protect their self-interest.‎ ‎

07/08/2015 | | Letters

As a former university rower, I read with delight about the growing popularity of the sport in Israel (“Israeli Rowers Make History,” July 3). It may even mean that the legendary joke about the Jewish rowing team (and perhaps, by extension, the Jewish people) may now have to be archived.

07/08/2015 | | Letters

The disconnect underlying Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“‘I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?’” May 29) is not the discord reported between the views of some liberal American-Jewish leaders and the positions of Israelis representing a right-wing government just elected. It’s the likely misperception of those U.S. Jews attending this JPPI (Jewish Policy Planning Institute), believing they represent mainstream Jewish thinking here, who were frustrated that their J Street-type criticisms [of Israel] were not taken more seriously.

07/08/2015 | | Letters

Steve Lipman’s article (“Helping Israeli Arabs Join The High-Tech Revolution,” April 24) on Israeli Arab penetration of the high-tech arena was certainly correct in what it said about the issues involved. But the way he described Prime Minister Netanyahu was basically wrong. The article inferred that Netanyahu’s anti-Arab stance made these advances all the more remarkable because they occurred despite the government.

07/08/2015 | | Letters

The recent articles about Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt (June 5, June 12) are another reminder of the long and impressive history of editor Gary Rosenblatt and his reporters in examining sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in Jewish institutions, organizations and communities. No doubt this courageous editor, his staff, and the newspaper have paid a price for their crucial work — in terms of attacks and subscription cancellations.