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11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Letters

The European Union has decided to label goods coming from the West Bank and
we tend to wring our hands in despair. While it might be difficult to
identify all goods coming from these European countries to boycott in return, a good first step would be to focus on wine and liquor, which are easier to
identify.

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Letters

Frank Sinatra, who was born Dec. 12, 1915, had a love for the Jewish people that goes back to his early childhood
in Hoboken, N.J. Sinatra’s mother many times left young Frank with a Jewish friend by
the name of Mrs. Golden. For a special occasion, Mrs. Golden
presented Sinatra, then a child, with a mezuzah as a gift — which he wore around his neck his
entire life.

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Letters

I read with interest Rabbi Gerald Zelizer’s Opinion piece, “The Evolving Role Of The American Rabbi” (Oct. 23), on issues
around the conservative rabbinate in the past, present and future. Overall I
found the article interesting and pretty much on the mark for the past. But there is an issue I think Rabbi
Zelizer omitted.

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Letters

Thank you to Gary Rosenblatt for having the courage to write about the Muslim
Leadership Initiative (“Where Muslims, Jews Clash — And Hug,” Nov. 20) that helps bridge the gap between Muslims and
Jews. Like the Muslim participants who received criticism from their own
community, Rosenblatt risked members of our Jewish community lashing out
at him for “engaging with the enemy.”

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Where Muslims, Jews Clash — And Hug” (Nov. 20) makes it quite clear why the MLI (Muslim Leadership Institute) founded by the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem and New York is considered “controversial” and has been kept “under wraps.”

11/24/2015 - 19:00 | | Letters

In “Where Muslims, Jews Clash — And Hug” (Nov. 20), Gary Rosenblatt writes about
the lack of knowledge that American Jews and Muslims have about each other, and the importance of hearing “the other’s truth.”