Editorial & Opinion | Letters

02/26/2014 | | Letters

I want to thank Rabbi Gerald Zelizer for acknowledging and accepting in his Opinion piece, “Making A Place For Non-Jews In Our Synagogue” (Feb. 21), all the good ideas that I presented at the Conservative movement’s
think tank on kiruv (Jewish outreach).

02/26/2014 | | Letters

Last week’s print edition of The Jewish Week published an uncorrected first draft of my Opinion piece, “Why Pressure On Chief Rabbinate Will Only Increase.”

02/26/2014 | | Letters

Stewart Ain’s article on kosher Meals Ready to Eat (“Pentagon Said To Hustle On Kosher Rations Mess,” Feb. 7] leaves the reader with a skewed picture that needs to be clarified.

02/18/2014 | | 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).

02/18/2014 | | Letters

Your Feb. 7 article, “For Orthodox Women, Catch-22 on Tefillin,” ends
with a quotation that suggests that the reason Orthodox women have little to
no interest in wearing tefillin is that “Not only is it a huge undertaking, but there is so much cultural animosity towards it, why would you do it?”


02/18/2014 | | Letters

The opinion piece by Dov Zakheim and Steven Bayme (“Not A Proud Moment for the
RCA,” Feb. 7) is an unfortunate work of fiction that seeks to promote one of
The Jewish Week’s favorite canards – that Avi Weiss is protecting “Modern
Orthodoxy” from the “senseless and arbitrary actions” of the “Haredi
Chief Rabbinate”, and that the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) is to blame for “failing to censure”
those of its members who expressed negative opinions about Avi Weiss.