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05/18/2016 - 09:28 | | Letters

Among the major reasons for the growing gap between American and Israeli Jews are our anti-Israel mainstream media reports that negatively spin the real lives and concerns of Israelis and positively spin those of Palestinians. (“Laying Blame For ‘The Israel Problem,’” May 13)

05/18/2016 - 09:27 | | Letters

I am a World War II veteran and Shoah survivor. I was with the “Red One” First Division, serving three and a half years — I saw Africa, Belgium, and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. (You might have seen a front page article in the New York Times from years ago about a Jewish service I conducted on German soil, the first such service since the Nazis came to power; the service was broadcast from coast to coast in the States.)

05/18/2016 - 09:26 | | Letters

I agree with both Rabbi Yitz Greenberg’s essay, “Can Modern Orthodoxy Be The New Center?” May 6), and Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer’s response to it in Cross Currents.
Rabbi Greenberg, who represents the left wing of Modern Orthodoxy, presented an analysis of what has happened to Modern Orthodoxy in the last 50 years or so. It has moved to the right. And in some cases, lamentably so. I agree with him.

05/11/2016 - 10:02 | | Letters

I would like to thank and applaud Erica Brown for her wonderful column on kosher catering at Jewish charity functions (“Exclusion On The Menu,” May 6).

05/11/2016 - 10:02 | | Letters

The numerous columns and Letters The Jewish Week has published attacking Breaking the Silence have notable omissions. None of them has acknowledged that members of Breaking the Silence have themselves served in the IDF and that they speak now from inside Israel where they also choose to remain (neither of which is true for most of their “pro-Israel” critics).

05/11/2016 - 09:28 | | Letters

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), like most leftist entities, cannot compete with the logic, facts and
evidence brought by an ideological challenger [regarding Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s blog on rapes on campus, in a JTA story posted on The Jewish Week website]. So of course they resort to
the usual weaponry of the left: ad hominem attacks, calling for the
“offender’s” professional destruction, and begging for condemnation from
like-minded entities with a similar agenda. Nothing new there.