Letters

Needed: P.R. Coalition

03/04/2015
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In the face of rising worldwide anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment, why are New York’s top Jewish organizations, which are well funded and widely supported, standing idly by?

Unfair To Netanyahu

03/04/2015
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The way you presented the argument that Benjamin Netanyahu is politicizing
his clash with the United States reveals much about the way The Jewish Week
chooses to look at politics in the U.S. (“Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?” Feb. 27)

Bias In Coverage

03/04/2015
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If I want to read consistently biased anti-Netanyahu rhetoric, I can read Haaretz. Nathan Jeffay’s biased reporting, including the menacing pictures of Bibi Netanyahu, is a poor choice for The Jewish Week’s readers who look for balanced reporting on Israel (“Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?”)

Don’t Trust Iran

03/04/2015
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In his Opinion piece, “The Speech That Bibi Should Deliver to Congress” (Feb. 27), Martin Raffel
claims to know better then the prime minister what he should say to Congress.
As a child of Holocaust survivors whose grandparents from
Czechoslovakia perished due to the agreement Great Britain’s Neville Chamberlain made with Hitler, I find the Raffel comments insulting and I take this personally. 


Ruling On PLO

03/04/2015
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The Editorial (“Exposing The PLO In Court,” Feb. 27) doesn’t really distinguish
between the Palestinian Authority then, under Yasir Arafat (who was complicit with
terrorism), and the PA under Abbas, which has made efforts to combat terror
groups.

Discovering Israel Through Food

02/25/2015
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Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni makes some very good points about widening the discussion
about Israel on college campuses (“Widen The Israel Discussion On Campus,” Opinion, Feb. 20).

Mideast Chutzpah

02/25/2015
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David Makovsky, who until recently served as one of the State Department’s Middle East “peace processors,” was quoted in a JTA story in your Feb. 13 issue as criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for planning to speak to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat (“Gauging Possible Fallout From Bibi’s Speech”).

President ‘Sugarcoats’ Terrorism

02/25/2015
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The important sentiments expressed by Gary Rosenblatt in his column last week, “First Step To Defeating Terror: Call It What It Is,” were right on the mark. As Jews in the United States, we are privileged to enjoy the religious protections afforded to us by the U.S. Constitution and are fortunate to be able to openly practice our faith without fear of reprisal. That being said, it behooves all of us to recognize that terrorist attacks targeting Jews in Europe are on the rise and the brazen anti-Semitism being exhibited in European countries is becoming rather commonplace.

Pre-Feminist Idea

02/25/2015
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In last week’s article about birth control and Jewish law (“Birth Control, Jewish Law Collide at Stern”), Stern College undergraduate Rachel Robinson was quoted as saying that “the idea that sex is not just for procreation is inherently a feminist idea.”

Delaying Childbirth And Halacha

02/25/2015
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 Regarding last week’s article “Birth Control, Jewish Law Collide At Stern”: I too attended Rabbi Moshe Kahn’s recent shiur on the halachic parameters of delaying procreation at Stern College for Women. Rav Kahn’s view on temporarily delaying procreation has a strong halachic basis, and is founded on the rulings of the Rivash and the Rema, among other rishonim (rabbinic commentaries).

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