Letters

Kotel Proposal Insufficient

04/16/2013 - 20:00

In all the excitement about Natan Sharansky’s proposal for the Kotel (“Equal Prayer At Western Wall” and Editorial, April 20), the following is forgotten: It banishes the Torah from the women’s section at the Kotel and, ironically, also banishes the Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Renewal denominations from the Kotel.

Reporter Hella Winston responds:

04/16/2013 - 20:00

Pierre Sussman did not respond to an inquiry from The Jewish Week.

Brooklyn DA’s Role: A Defense, And Rebuttal

04/16/2013 - 20:00

Many of the questions in “DA’s Role in Rabbi’s 1990 Murder Case Under Scrutiny” (April 5) could have been answered by speaking to the attorney for David Ranta [who was freed recently for a wrongful conviction in the 1990 murder of a chasidic rabbi  in Brooklyn] or reading the public documents.

Unfortunate Apology To Turkey

04/09/2013 - 20:00

Most Jews, both in Israel and overseas love the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). We donate to its support services, we say special prayers regularly for the well-being of the soldiers, we feel grief when soldiers are injured and, tragically, killed, and we rejoice when they return safely from their missions.

On Reading Torah

04/09/2013 - 20:00

I, too, was affected by the article “B’nai Mitzvah Growing Pains” (March 6) about the issues of the bar/bat mitzvah process.

Missed Day Care Opportunities

04/09/2013 - 20:00

My reaction to Temple Israel’s Kehillah program is — it’s about time (“Jewish Child Care Model Poised For Growth Spurt,” March 29).

We Can’t Be Bought

04/09/2013 - 20:00

In his column, “Who’s To Say How Funders Spend Their Money?” (March 29), Gary Rosenblatt asks what is the role of research funders in influencing research results?

On Demise of 92Y Tribeca

04/09/2013 - 20:00

No organization should be beyond criticism. I read about the closing of 92Y Tribeca with minor dismay. The decision to move to Makor in 2007 from a central location to an inconvenient location made no sense.

The Real Question To Pose

04/03/2013 - 20:00

In his March 29 column (“Who’s To Say How Funders Spend Their Money?”), Gary Rosenblatt selectively covered a moment in a panel discussion that I was a part of at the recent Jewish Funders Network Conference.

Assessing Birthright Value

04/03/2013 - 20:00

Regarding the story “Who’s To Say How Funders Spend Their Money?” (Between the Lines, March 29) — how can Birthright’s success be measured? It is not a religious trip, it presents one side of Israel, and there’s no follow-up obligation.

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