Letters

Grateful To Wolpe

08/13/2014
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Amen to Rabbi David Wolpe’s “Divine Spark” column (Aug. 8).

I love the teachings of Judaism. There is simplicity within the convoluted and profound.
The burden and the gift challenged me since as a young girl I would listen to my grandfather’s teachings. The gift, overwhelming and humbling. The burden, a joy and a privilege.

Peres Misguided

08/13/2014
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With the tumultuous recent unfolding of world events, there runs a risk of not taking note of the retirement of Shimon Peres after decades of public service.

Compare To World War II

08/13/2014
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It is heartening and appropriate to “call a spade a spade” as Gary Rosenblatt did in his column, “New York Times Parallels Are Forced, And False” (July 18).

Long History Of Black-Jewish Relations

08/13/2014
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Jonathan Mark’s “Freedom Summer Memories” (July 18) evoked recollections of a once powerful black-Jewish alliance. As a participant in this righteous struggle, I can testify to the accuracy of his narrative except for one assertion, namely, that this common effort was “beautiful” but tragically short.

Bris Policy

08/13/2014
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No child should be potentially harmed — brain damaged or killed — by someone performing oral suction at a bris (“As Bris Policy Nears, Mayor Seen In Bind,” Aug. 8).

Time To March On D.C.

08/13/2014
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I noticed that you had two beautifully written Opinion pieces (Aug. 8) next to each
other about helping Israel — Rabbi Avi Weiss’ “Comforting The Wounded, Worrying About Family” and Francine Klagsbrun’s “Do Israelis Know How Much We Really Care?”

Appalled At Israel’s Actions

08/13/2014
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Regarding Editor’s column, “I Support Israel, But…’ (Aug. 8), all of you who support Israel need to recognize that there is a large and growing portion of the Jewish community that is appalled at Israel’s actions.

Gazans’ Fate

08/13/2014
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Regarding the online Opinion piece by Yehuda Shaul (“What Have We Become?”), about civilian deaths in Gaza: It’s easy to take the moral high ground and deplore the killing of civilians, but the writer offers no alternative. What Israel is doing is very different from what the United States and Great Britain did in World War II, because Israel is trying to minimize civilian casualties. We killed about 2 million German civilians, and another 1 million Japanese.

Netanyahu Wrong On War

08/13/2014
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Instead of carrying out a proactive vision for peace, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu makes it very clear that “mowing the lawn” every few years —
in which innocent civilians, including many children, are killed — is an
acceptable foreign policy.

Ben-Gurion Airport Lesson

08/13/2014
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Your Editorial (“In The Words Of The Prophet,” Aug. 8) noted, “Some will say the war proved that it would be foolhardy to risk the compromises needed for a Palestinian state…”

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