A Solution For Sharansky

01/29/2013 - 19:00

In the first paragraph of his column, “Sharansky’s Mission Impossible” (Jan. 25), Gary Rosenblatt describes the traditionalists as opposing women’s prayer services at The Wall “on religious grounds.” He doesn’t credit Women of the Wall with wanting to daven at the holiest place in Judaism as having religious reasons. Both sides have both political and religious reasons for their positions.

Women Praying At The Wall

01/29/2013 - 19:00

Regarding “Sharansky’s Mission Impossible” (Editor’s column, Jan. 25), in Tel Aviv, where secularism dominates, nobody objects to also having single-sex beach areas

We need an area of the Western Wall, a place that would be and feel like part of the “real” Western Wall,” where women and men could pray together with completely equal religious rights.

Celebrating Heschel And King

01/29/2013 - 19:00

I was delighted to read “Cornel West Trumpeting Heschel’s Prophetic Vision,” Jan. 25.

Judaism Without God?

01/29/2013 - 19:00

Leonard Petlakh, the executive director of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, wants to “reach the unengaged and create a Jewish memory together” (Opinion, “Getting A Communal Conversation Started,” Jan. 4).

To accomplish this goal, he suggests that “the challenge is to find Jewish leaders who can talk ‘Jewish’ without the God language. Work on easing the uninspired into Jewish civilization. Give them a subsidized experience that can lead to creating that lasting Jewish memory.”

Staten Island Coverage

01/29/2013 - 19:00

On behalf of the Arden Heights-Boulevard Jewish Center, located on Staten Island, I am writing to express our appreciation for the article describing the participation of Jewish organizations on Staten Island in the hurricane relief effort,

Comparing Reporting

01/29/2013 - 19:00

Kudos to The Jewish Week’s investigative report into apparent inverted justice for Sam Kellner (“Abuse Whistleblower Battling Both Haredi Community, DA,” Jan. 18).

Pushing The Inclusion Envelope

01/29/2013 - 19:00

We appreciate your recognizing Gateways: Access to Jewish Education’s work in the field of inclusion in Jewish education in your article “Kids With Special Needs To Get N.Y. School Of Their Own” (Jan. 18).

Musial Memories

01/29/2013 - 19:00

I want to thank Rabbi Shmuel Goldin for his column, “Stan Musial and Me”(Opinion, Jan. 25).
Not only do I share the same first name but I also was born and lived until recently in St. Louis.

Bright Future For Lincoln Square

01/22/2013 - 19:00

In “Lincoln Square Gamble: If You Build It Will They Come?” (Jan. 4), Gary Rosenblatt dwells on Lincoln Square Synagogue’s economic woes and shrinking membership and quotes a City University sociology professor who concludes that unless LSS does everything right the odds are against its future success.

Strong Commitment Endures

01/22/2013 - 19:00

Although we cannot speak for all of the organizations that Rabbi Steve Moss mentions in his interview, “Standing by Suffolk in Good Times and Bad,” (Jan. 4),

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