Editorial & Opinion | Letters

03/05/2014 | | Letters

Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks in no way imply that the U.S. might join a
boycott of Israel, as your Editorial charges (“Kerry Adds Fuel To BDS Fire,”
Feb. 7). To the contrary, he warns that further sanctions by Israel’s
critics would be disastrous.

03/05/2014 | | Letters

The accusation that feminist Orthodoxy is Conservative Judaism in disguise
might lead some to see my defense of “partnership minyanim” as proof. But I
take seriously the notion that leaders from every Jewish stream can speak to
and regarding each other without being marginalized nor conflated. The very
framing of this issue by The Jewish Week (“Your Semicha Or Your Wife,”
Feb. 26) is troubling.

02/26/2014 | | Letters

The Feb. 14 article, “Israel’s Luxe Boom,” about the luxury hotel room boom in Israel, noted that about
half of government subsidies for hotel construction has gone to builders of
high-end hotels. I believe this is a poor allocation of government funds.

02/26/2014 | | Letters

I’d like to commend Sid Schwartz for his Opinion piece criticizing censorship in the
Jewish community, especially around matters regarding Israel (“Limiting Debate On Israel Will Only Hurt Us,” Feb. 7).

02/26/2014 | Letters

Yaakov Kirschen’s Dry Bones cartoon in your Feb. 14 issue compared Secretary of State John Kerry’s prediction of an international boycott against Israel with a Chicago gangster’s “prediction” that “something might happen to you” if you don’t heed his demands.

02/26/2014 | | Letters

Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks in no way imply that the U.S. might join a
boycott of Israel, as your Editorial charges (“Kerry Adds Fuel To BDS Fire,”
Feb. 7). To the contrary, he warns that further sanctions by Israel’s
critics would be disastrous.