Letters

World War II Troop Levels

06/25/2013 - 20:00

It was disconcerting to read, on the anniversary of D-Day, David E. Fishman’s
statement that in World War II “most of America’s armed forces were dedicated to the
war against Japan in the Pacific,” and were not in Europe (“Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told,” June 7).


Another View Of Immigration Reform

06/25/2013 - 20:00

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer presents a liberal viewpoint on immigration reform (“Immigration Reform Is A Moral And Religious Duty,” May 24) based upon a need for justice. Where is the justice for the
people who waited until they had legitimate visas to come to this country?

What’s In An Organization Name?

06/25/2013 - 20:00

I’m quite interested in the acronyms and names of Jewish organizations so I was delighted to see this article (“The Name Game, Jewish Institutional-Style,” June 14).
Since these agencies are often known by their acronyms, I thought the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) was quite wise not to call itself the Jewish Education Service of the United States.

Cambridge, Mass.
 

Israel And The Double Standard

06/25/2013 - 20:00

In a June 14 letter to the editor, Matt Gordon answers Melvin Faber’s letter saying that we Jews hold Israel to a
higher standard. (Faber was responding to the May 7 opinion piece by Steven Povich and Axel Hufford, “Birthright Only Tells Half The Story”).

Poverty And The Obligation To Help

06/25/2013 - 20:00

Two articles in the June 14 issue (“Study: One In Five NY Jews In Or Near Poverty” and the Opinion piece, “Rising Jewish Poverty Redoubles Obligation To Help”) discuss a sharp rise in
poverty in the Jewish community in New York. This is a distressing topic and
certainly comes under the religious principal of all Jews being “arevim zeh
la zeh” — we Jews are all responsible for each other.

Maharat Omission

06/25/2013 - 20:00

Indeed the inaugural graduation ceremony at Yeshivat Maharat is a great
moment for the Jewish people. However the two articles you ran (“Maharats March Into Jewish World” and “History, Yes. Respect, Well…”), while almost comprehensive in their coverage of the
subject, did not give enough attention to the most important impact of the graduation of maharats.

Maharat Omission

06/25/2013 - 20:00

Indeed the inaugural graduation ceremony at Yeshivat Maharat is a great
moment for the Jewish people. However the two articles you ran (“Maharats March Into Jewish World” and “History, Yes. Respect, Well…”), while almost comprehensive in their coverage of the
subject, did not give enough attention to the most important impact of the graduation of maharats.

Fan Of Wolpe’s ‘Musings’

06/18/2013 - 20:00

Rabbi David Wolpe’s “Musings” column is the best column in The Jewish Week! I love everything he writes, and I always read his “Musings” first.

Haredim Should Serve In The Army

06/18/2013 - 20:00

I do not believe there is any rational basis for one segment of society to not only assume the financial burden of supporting another segment, but the hardships of military service as well, simply because the recipients think it more important to study Torah (“Culture War Widening In Israel,” Between the Lines, June 7).

Europe, Japan Troop Levels

06/18/2013 - 20:00

David E. Fishman’s otherwise fine article in the June 7 issue (“Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told”) was marred by an egregious factual error.

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