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Sad Observation
Tue, 06/08/2010

Your editorial, “Israel Parade: Missing In Action” (May 28), was right on target.
I’ve noticed for a very long time that the vast majority of those who go to the Salute to Israel Parade are Modern Orthodox. This parade is not a “religious” event; it is simply a tribute to and celebration of Israel, and therefore should attract Jews from across the religious spectrum. This is true not only of this parade but of many Jewishly oriented events.

The reason that a wider variety of Jews do not attend is not due to ideological or political differences with Israel. Rather it is due to indifference to things Jewish. Many of those who do not attend will be lost forever. Very sad, but very true.

Forest Hills, Queens

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