Letters

T’ruah Response: Missed Opportunity

09/13/2016 - 23:18

In two columns in a row, Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, Gary Rosenblatt has insinuated that T’ruah falls outside of the Jewish mainstream in regard to Israel. This disparagement of an organization of 1,800 rabbis committed to a two-state solution and to creating a better future for both Israelis and Palestinians only encourages the smears on rabbis that Rosenblatt deplores.

We’ve Lost Our Sense Of Outrage

09/13/2016 - 23:17

Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Anatomy Of A Takedown” (Sept. 2), depicts conduct which could fairly be described as rash and undiplomatic.

Unforgiveable Insult

09/07/2016 - 09:53

Gary Rosenblatt has it wrong. A Jewish leader’s intended visit to the grave of mass murderer Yasir Arafat is not an issue about which we can “disagree,” and Rabbi Neil Blumofe, even though well regarded, is not the “victim” (“Anatomy Of A Takedown,” Sept. 2). The victims are the tens of thousands of Israelis whose blood is on Arafat’s hands and for whom Blumofe’s intended visit is an unforgiveable insult.

Helping Ugandan Jews

09/07/2016 - 09:53

As reported in “Summer Camp Ambassadors: Ugandan Jews Meet America’s Kids” (August 26, online), we recruited 13 people from our Jewish community in Uganda, called the Abayudaya, to work as counselors at Reform Jewish overnight camps this summer. While the article portrayed the positive experiences we had, we would like to correct some important oversights about the help that made this possible.

Not Healed Yet

09/07/2016 - 09:39

All of us would like to see Riverdale heal and return to the community that we believed it was (“Enough On RJC,” Letters, Aug. 26).

Support For Ethiopian Jews

09/07/2016 - 09:38

The Jewish Week editorial, “Once More, Bring Ethiopian Jews Home” (Aug. 3), relating to the plight of the Jews remaining in Addis and Gondar, has been brought to my attention.

Not A Part To Legal Case

09/07/2016 - 09:37

Quoting from Gary Rosenblatt’s Sept. 2 column, “Anatomy of a Takedown”: “This is a ... tale of what can happen when the impulse among some ... to lash out — in a fierce and often personally damaging way — with whom they disagree plays out. It’s about the harmful ripple effect fueled by... a facts-and-intention-be-damned approach: Ready, Fire, Aim. ...The results, fed by self/righteousness ... and a miscalculation and feelings of hurt and alienation.”

Shulamith Schools Are Separate

09/07/2016 - 09:28

As the chairman of the board at Shulamith School for Girls of Brooklyn, I am writing to express my disappointment with your inaccurate and erroneous reporting (“Day School Teachers’ Battle For Back Wages Coming To A Head,” Sept. 2).

Shedding Light

08/31/2016 - 00:19

I am so thrilled that Hilary Danailova decided to share her “find” with readers of her Travel column in “Old Kishinev’s Hybrid Culture” (Aug. 26), which discusses her discovery of Moldova’s Jewish community.

Unfair Portrait Of Aliyah

08/31/2016 - 00:18

In “Lifeline For The Aliyah From Hell” (Aug. 26), reporter Michele Chabin quotes a disgruntled American oleh: “I’d had enough, that they bring us here and drop us like a hot potato.”

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