Editorial & Opinion | Letters

07/08/2015 | | Letters

I am writing in response to Judy Klitsner’s Opinion piece, “How To Prevent
 Future Rabbinic Scandals” (Opinion, June 12).

07/08/2015 | | Letters

Amidst the pain and self-reflection being experienced by the Jewish
community in the face of the controversy over Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, I would like to take a moment to
acknowledge the courage and steadfastness of Yehuda Kurtzer, who brought this
 issue out from darkness to the light of open discussion (“With Sauna ‘Secret’ Out, Riverdale Shul Faces Tough Choices,” June 5).

07/01/2015 | | 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.

07/01/2015 | | Letters

In  “No Way to Treat an Ally” (Editor’s column, June 19), Gary Rosenblatt leads us to the tip of a nasty iceberg that many suspected. But it took Israel’s former ambassador, Michael Oren, and his blockbuster new book to reveal [it]. The dirty secret was years of abuse and bullying of the soft-spoken, dignified, brilliant, centrist Oren as well as Israel’s prime minister by administration officials and Democratic supporters as well as the President himself.

07/01/2015 | | Letters

It’s a relief to see serious funding being channeled to counter vicious BDS accusations (“Emerging BDS Fight Is Inside Jewish Community,” June 19).  But along with directing money to campus programming and arming students with talking points to factually and articulately respond to Israel bashing, I hope that funds will be channeled to create a strong, visible, search engine-optimized website that provides facts to counter the fictions promoted by BDS.

07/01/2015 | | Letters

I beg to differ with my old friend, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld (“Tighten JCF Guidelines,” Letters, June 19). As a past president of Jewish Communal Fund and someone who created a donor advised fund at JCF nearly 40 years ago, my experience with JCF has been as professional as one can imagine.