Bar Mitzvah Lessons

03/12/2013 - 20:00

The article “B’nai Mitzvah Growing Pains” (March 6) was troubling and stirred several responses as I plan for my own son’s bar mitzvah, which is just a few weeks away.

Dilution Of Conversion Standards

03/05/2013 - 19:00

Rabbi Elliott Cosgrove is not wrong to seek new approaches to the problem of intermarriage, but like many, he fails to acknowledge the dilution of standards that has led to the high rate of interfaith marriage within Conservative Judaism in the first place (“Time to Rethink Conversion Policy,” Editorial, March 1).

Hagel Should Be Opposed

03/05/2013 - 19:00

The editorial board of The Jewish Week should be ashamed for not opposing the appointment of Sen. Chuck Hagel. Not to fight the elevation of an anti-Semite and a harsh critic of Israel to secretary of Defense is unforgiveable.

E-Rate Praise

03/05/2013 - 19:00

Yasher ko’cha’chem (congratulations to you) for having the integrity and courage to both write and publish the article (“Internet-Averse Haredi Schools Reaping Millions In Federal Tech Funds”) that appeared in the Feb. 22 issue.

Purim Jokes Go Too Far

03/05/2013 - 19:00

Purim is one of my favorite holidays, and I love the tradition of the Purim shpiel and Purim Torah making nonsense out of normally staid or even somewhat holy topics.

Praise For E-rate Series

03/05/2013 - 19:00

Mazel Tov on your investigation and article around the alleged E-rate scam (“Internet-Averse Haredi Schools Reaping Millions In Federal Tech Funds,” Feb. 22, “How Do Haredi Schools Get All That E-rate Money?” March 1).

Backs Tolerant Conversion Approach

03/05/2013 - 19:00

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove’s exploration of the idea of offering to convert someone prior to a marriage to a Jewish partner, and before a year-long course of study, is both commonsensical and profoundly Jewish (“Time to Rethink Conversion Policy,” Editorial, March 1).

Struggling With Conversion Issue

03/05/2013 - 19:00

I am writing regarding your editorial, “Time to Rethink Conversion Policy” (March 1), and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove’s “thinking out loud” about the conversion policies of the Conservative movement.

Two Concerns

02/26/2013 - 19:00

Please let me state my objections to two of your articles.

Birthrate Worries

02/26/2013 - 19:00

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein’s message that Jews should be prolific (“Rabbi To Readers: Be Fruitful And Multiply,” A N.Y. Minute, Feb. 15) should be directed particularly to non-Orthodox Jews.

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