Letters

Mideast Peace: A Third Option

12/25/2012 - 19:00

Gary Rosenblatt’s column succinctly captured the dilemma facing Israel regarding the Palestinians (“Hawk Or Dove On The Mideast, I Disagree With You,” Dec. 21).

Bold Action In Mideast

12/25/2012 - 19:00

Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“Hawk Or Dove On The Middle East, I  disagree With You,” Dec. 21) correctly states that things are complicated for Israel. He makes an argument that I’ve made before: if the conflict were simple, it would already have been resolved. But a complicated situation is no reason to throw our hands up in despair.

An Alternative Tax Plan

12/25/2012 - 19:00

Bend the Arc’s attempt to put a Judaic spin on their political campaign to encourage our lawmakers to pass legislation that would eliminate the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent only is ludicrous (“Community Breaks Silence On Bush-Era Tax Cuts,” Dec. 7).

Guns: Something Must Be Done

12/25/2012 - 19:00

The horror of this month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., affected us all (“Jewish Groups See Major Shift In Priority Of Gun Control,” Dec. 21).

We are struck with the frailty of our situation. As the raw emotion of the past few weeks subsides, we must turn to serious conversation and then to action. The current state of affairs is unacceptable. 

In just one week, almost 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for a comprehensive approach to gun violence. Something must be done.

An Alternative Tax Plan

12/17/2012 - 19:00


Bend the Arc’s attempt to put a Judaic spin on their political campaign to encourage our lawmakers to pass legislation that would eliminate the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent only is ludicrous.

Living In The Past

12/17/2012 - 19:00

A number of months ago I read in The Jewish Week an article where a well-known sociologist shared that the Conservative movement’s membership has halved over the last 20 years. This past weekend, I found out one reason why. 

Play By The Rules

12/17/2012 - 19:00

I read with interest the adventure and/or misadventure of Anat Hoffman at the Kotel (“Back To The Wall, But Still Fighting,” Dec. 7).

Differs With Goldman

12/17/2012 - 19:00

Despite Ari L. Goldman’s assertion that the re-election of Barack Obama is a “clear mandate,” it should be noted that the Democratic victory was a scant 2.8 percent (“Obama And The Orthodox,” Nov. 30).

Proud Parent Of AHA Graduate

12/17/2012 - 19:00

I am one of those parents who never dreamed of sending a child to boarding school, and who would never consider a Jewish school for my children, despite being a very committed Conservative Jew (“A Visit To The ‘Jewish Exeter’” Between The Lines, Dec. 7).

Alas, No More Ring Dings

12/17/2012 - 19:00

I read Jonathan Mark’s piece about the death of Hostess and Drake’s cakes with great sadness (“When The Goose Is Cooked,” Route 17, Nov. 30).

I too ate more than my share of Funny Bones, Devil Dogs and Yankee Doodles during my youth. In those days there was no guilt about eating delicious food in excess.

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