Letters

Helping The Underserved On L.I.

11/05/2012 - 19:00

We read with great interest your article “Surge Of Poor In NY Suburbs Poses Challenge” (July 17), as our organization, M’Yad L’Yad - Long Island’s Helping Hands, is intimately involved in providing services to this emerging, burgeoning and now underserved population.

Doesn’t Trust Obama

11/05/2012 - 19:00

I am unhappy with the content of James Besser’s analysis (“Election Won’t Alter U.S. Mideast Policy,” Oct. 19).

His defense of President Barack Obama combined with his view that Jews need not be concerned about his re-election is not realistic. To state that Obama will be restrained, if re-elected, by existing forces bears no relation to reality. 

A Stark Contrast

11/05/2012 - 19:00

Jerome Chanes, in his op-ed “Orthodox And Liberal, And Lonely On The West Side” (Oct. 26), asks, “So what happened to the Orthodox shuls on the West Side?” He describes the movement to the right in both religious and political affairs among all mainstream Orthodox congregations on the Upper West Side (with the exception of one partnership minyan).

Don’t Pressure Israel

11/05/2012 - 19:00

Regarding Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “’Who’s Best For Israel?’ Not A Simple Question” (Nov. 2), I cannot foresee a situation where it would be in Israel’s best interests for a United States president to pressure it into making concessions. That so-called “tough love” approach just doesn’t make sense.

Thanks For The Laugh

10/31/2012 - 20:00
Manhattan

Thank you so much for your description of Sheldon Adelson as “an internationally renowned entrepreneur”  (“The Case For Romney,” Opinion, Oct. 19).

 
It was the best laugh I had in ages.

Helping The Underserved On L.I.

10/31/2012 - 20:00

We read with great interest your article, “Surge Of Poor In NY Suburbs Poses Challenge” (July 17), as our organization, M’Yad L’Yad - Long Island’s Helping Hands, is intimately involved in providing services to this emerging, burgeoning and now underserved population.

Doesn’t Trust Obama

10/31/2012 - 20:00

I am unhappy with the content of James Besser’s analysis (“Election Won’t Alter U.S. Mideast Policy,” Oct. 19).

Obama Supports Israel

10/31/2012 - 20:00
Flushing, Queens

I have difficulty understanding The Jewish Week editorial raising questions with regard to President Barack Obama’s position on Israel (“Pushing The Candidates On Mideast Policy,” Oct. 12).

Christian Leaders Off Base

10/31/2012 - 20:00
Palm Beach, Fla.

I don’t know what alleged specific accusations of human rights violations the 15 leaders of the Christian churches are referring to in their calls for Congress to reconsider U.S. aid to Israel (“Not Going To Sit Around And Say Kumbaya,” Oct. 19).

Too Jewish?

10/31/2012 - 20:00
Teaneck, N.J

I, like Ted Merwin, your newspaper’s theater critic, am also obsessed with Judaism (Culture View, Oct 26). He got it almost right when he admitted that Judaism for him is not necessarily the obsessive-compulsive rituals, but the Big Picture, which is the central credo of Judaism, the Shema, to be aware of God constantly. But he drops the ball when he writes that nearly everyone believes in God, so big deal. He continues to falter when he writes that being Jewish is not traditional religious behaviors but is instead a “state of mind.”

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