Editorial & Opinion | Letters

09/10/2014 | | Letters

Martin Raffel’s column (“After The Gaza War: Back To The Two-State Solution,” Sept. 5) supports a laudable objective but otherwise seems
mired in contradictions.

09/10/2014 | | Letters

In a recent letter (“Bris Policy,” Aug. 15), “an outraged Jewish pediatrician” condemned a particular mohel, saying “he should be prosecuted” and stating that “oral suction is an unnecessary part of a bris and must be outlawed.” As a physician, I agree that suction is not a part of a medical circumcision, but the case at issue is a bris, not a medical circumcision. Lacking adequate learning in halacha (Jewish law), I cannot decide that metzitzah b’peh is “unnecessary,” but perhaps she is qualified to do so.

09/02/2014 | | Letters

Ted Merwin came close to recognizing the problem, but missed the point in his essay, “The End Of Jewish Liberalism?” (Aug. 29)

09/02/2014 | | Letters

Congratulations, you hit the nail on the head with that [page 1] headline, “Cease-Fire Hinges On Strength Of Abbas” (Aug. 29).

09/02/2014 | | Letters

I totally disagree with Robert Einhorn’s optimistic perspective on the negotiations to terminate Iran’s nuclear capability (“Iran Arms Expert: Progress Seen In Talks,” Aug. 8).

09/02/2014 | | Letters

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights rightly condemns “beastilization,” the likening of Jews to barnyard animals, as a form of
anti-Semitism (“From BDS To Beastialization,” Aug. 29). For the same reason, we should
avoid likening Muslims and Christians to grass, or killing them to “mowing the
lawn.”