Letters

One Reason For Survival

04/22/2015

Menachem Rosensaft is a deep thinker and eloquent writer about the Holocaust (“Extending The Holocaust Legacy,” Opinion, April 17).

The Legacy Continues

04/22/2015

Menachem Rosensaft’s Opinion piece, “Extending The Holocaust Legacy” (April 17), caused me to reflect on my childhood, which led to my serving as head librarian at Martef Hashoah.
I was born in Transylvania and both parents
and older brother are survivors, each with a story. When we fled Communism, we
were first headed to Haifa via Italy with HIAS assistance. But at the last
minute, an uncle, a Holocaust survivor, was found in the U.S., and he agreed to
sponsor us. So I wound up in America, for most of my life, until I made
aliyah, and commenced a new career in Holocaust studies.

Simplifying Reality On Iran

04/15/2015

Regarding Edith Everett’s online Opinion piece, “Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense,” easy choices are hard to come by, and thus one often has to simplify reality
in order to justify one choice or another.

Enjoys Other Views, Up To A Point

04/15/2015

I have always enjoyed another point of view, which I was able to get from The
Jewish Week. However, with the latest online Opinion essay, Edith Everett’s “Why the Iran Deal Makes
Sense,” you have sunken to a new low in critical thinking and in your valuation
of supporting Israel.

Wildly Wishful Thinking

04/15/2015

Both Kenneth Bialkin’s online Opinion piece, “The Framework – A Cul-de-Sac” (http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/framework-cul-de-...), and Edith Everett’s online Opinion, “Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense” (http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/why-iran-deal-mak...), about the Iran nuclear talks, presented
cogent, hard-headed analysis against wildly wishful thinking.

Free Pass For Hate

04/15/2015

Rockland County legislature’s majority leader, Aron Wieder, did not narrate the OJPAC (Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council) video [referred to in “Unfair Video,” Letters, April 3].

Missing Windows: An ‘Act Of Kindness’

04/15/2015

Your headline, “The Mystery Of The Missing Stained Glass Windows” (April 3) is misleading, as there is no mystery of the windows at all.
They are being put to good use rather than having been demolished as was
their destiny. The only mystery is why Mr. [Melvyn] Freid believes he has any rights
to the windows himself to assert a claim.

Just Buy Iran’s Nukes

04/15/2015

In response to your Editorial, “Delaying The Inevitable” (April 3), last month, the Iranian mission at the United Nations wrote the International Atomic Energy Agency an “explanatory note” protesting resolutions by the organization that had questioned Iran’s nuclear aims. The document asserts that “nuclear material in Iran has never been diverted from peaceful purposes.” In fact, it uses the word “peaceful” 11 times. It’s time to call Iran’s bluff that their nuclear program exists only to provide for its people’s electrical needs. We should calculate Iran’s annual savings from its nuclear power plants, and offer to just give them that sum — in exchange for handing over every scrap of nuclear material and infrastructure.

Redefine ‘Pro-Israel’

04/15/2015

Edieal Pinker argues in his Opinion essay, “For Jewish Critics Of Israel, Time Hasn’t Changed” (April 10), those leftist critics such as J
Street and Peter Beinart are pro-Palestinian, while he is pro-Israel because he refrains from critiquing the current government’s policies.

Free Pass For Hate

04/08/2015

Rockland County legislature’s majority leader, Aron Wieder, did not narrate the OJPAC (Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council) video [referred to in “Unfair Video,” Letters, April 3].

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