During the aftermath of the attempted assassination of our cousin Yehuda Glick, misinformation began to appear in various media outlets that made the victim appear as the perpetrator (“Bibi’s Bind Over Temple Mount Tensions,” Nov. 7). I want to take this opportunity to set the record straight:
Regarding last week’s Editorial, “A Rabbi’s Low Blow”: First, I wish to defend The Jewish Week from the allegations that it is “anti-Orthodox.” While I think there may have been some truth to that accusation when I first started reading the paper years ago, it seems to me that the editor has made a strong attempt to be fair. Anyone comparing the articles in JW to the Forward, for example, would see the difference. The latter seems to exist only to promulgate hatred against anything and anyone Orthodox.
Whatever disagreements Rabbi Steven Pruzansky may have with The Jewish Week or its editor, Gary Rosenblatt, his comparison of this newspaper with the vile, anti-Semitic Nazi rag Der Stürmer was simply unacceptable.
I refer to last week’s article written by Hella Winston relating to emails exchanged between me and the former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes (“Wachtler-Hynes Emails Had It Wrong On Kellner”). Her story concerned the Kellner case then pending in DA Hynes’ office. Although I thought my communication concerning The Jewish Week story of Jan. 13, 2013 was a private one, I have no problem with it having been made public.
Kudos to Gary Rosenblatt for his balanced column on the future of European Jewish life (“Don’t Write Off European Jewry,” Oct. 31). While the Jewish world rightly focuses on the virulent anti-Semitism currently spreading throughout Europe, its also important to draw fuller attention to another important phenomenon taking place on the continent — the continued renewal and maturation of Jewish communities after their decimation during the Holocaust and Communism.
Regarding the Editorial, “Bibi Takes On The World” (Oct. 31), in the war between good and evil, neutrality is not an option. Lively, respectful debate is the cornerstone of democratic constitutions but when it comes to foreign policy, neutrality can prove fatal.
Rabbi Jessica Minnen thinks we need sex ed to discuss Rabbi Barry Freundel’s alleged mikvah spying (“Fresh Relevance For New Sex-Ed Program,” Oct. 24). [If the charges against him prove true], what we need is to put the rabbi — a predator — in jail for sex crimes.