Letters

Pushing The Inclusion Envelope

01/29/2013 - 19:00

We appreciate your recognizing Gateways: Access to Jewish Education’s work in the field of inclusion in Jewish education in your article “Kids With Special Needs To Get N.Y. School Of Their Own” (Jan. 18).

Musial Memories

01/29/2013 - 19:00

I want to thank Rabbi Shmuel Goldin for his column, “Stan Musial and Me”(Opinion, Jan. 25).
Not only do I share the same first name but I also was born and lived until recently in St. Louis.

Bright Future For Lincoln Square

01/22/2013 - 19:00

In “Lincoln Square Gamble: If You Build It Will They Come?” (Jan. 4), Gary Rosenblatt dwells on Lincoln Square Synagogue’s economic woes and shrinking membership and quotes a City University sociology professor who concludes that unless LSS does everything right the odds are against its future success.

Strong Commitment Endures

01/22/2013 - 19:00

Although we cannot speak for all of the organizations that Rabbi Steve Moss mentions in his interview, “Standing by Suffolk in Good Times and Bad,” (Jan. 4),

Being In The ‘Now’

01/22/2013 - 19:00

Rabbi David Wolpe’s Musings column, which I usually thoroughly enjoy, missed the mark by a wide margin (“The Power Of Now,” Jan. 4).

‘Gray Areas’ Of Behavior

01/22/2013 - 19:00

Regarding Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “What I’ve Learned Since Lanner” (Jan. 11), and his reference to “gray areas”: We have learned many things over the years about people such as his examples who engage in “inappropriate behavior.” They are persistent, they rarely change this behavior and our not knowing whether they have actually stepped over the line into criminal behavior is no proof that they have not.

None of the people referenced could be legally hired to be a New York City public school teacher. Why do we think the Jewish community deserves less security?

Silence Of The Rabbis

01/22/2013 - 19:00

In his Jan. 11 column, Gary Rosenblatt mused about what he, having broken the Baruch Lanner abuse story in 2000, has learned from the subsequent fallout over the past decade (“What I’ve Learned Since Lanner”).

Today, as we are confronted by perhaps an even more egregious scandal at Yeshiva University, the one question that has not been asked is what have our communal leaders, especially rabbis, learned about how to deal with this type of nightmarish behavior and why have many been silent?

Over time there remains a silent majority who stand around and collect their paychecks without so much as offering any comforting words, let alone taking action against the perpetrators. One rabbi in Bergen County, N.J.,

Being In The ‘Now’

01/15/2013 - 19:00

Rabbi David Wolpe’s Musings column, which I usually thoroughly enjoy, missed the mark by a wide margin (“The Power Of Now,” Jan. 4). Being in the “now” does not mean rejecting the past, or dismissing what is to come.

Lower East Side Still Vibrant

01/15/2013 - 19:00

Ari Goldman is correct (“Only the Subway Stop Remains,” Directions, Dec. 28)

A New ‘Up’ Cycle

01/15/2013 - 19:00

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