Rabbi Hammerman, we all make mistakes, but shame on you (“My Tim Tebow Problem,” Opinion, Dec. 23).
I would like to think that a man of God would keep his mouth shut about the personal opinions of a football player. I will pray for you and hope the Lord will grant you and I both a greater measure of wisdom and the ability to know when to keep our mouths shut.
May God bless and hold you close. In the name of Jesus I wish you the best.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s sudden concern for Israel’s future as a democratic state in the shadow of the recent Muslim Brotherhood electoral victory in Egypt, and Iran’s irrational march to nuclear martyrdom is perplexing.
With the Mideast beset by growing violence and unprecedented instability, it is incomprehensible to any objective observer why America’s top diplomat would inappropriately foray into the internal voluntary busing preferences of religious Jews (men and women) who reside in the only legitimate democracy in that region.
Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Mind The Gap Between Orthodox And Other Jews” (Dec. 2) is basically a good piece, and a reasonable attempt at fairness. His penultimate sentences, however, indicate why there probably won’t be any dialogue.
Yasher koach [congratulations] to Jonathan Mark on a most readable, moving and inspiring column (“The Chief Rabbi And The Rebbe,” Dec. 2).
This was, indeed, a noteworthy event — Rabbi Jonathan Sacks addressing the Chabad shluchim [emissaries] conference. Mark’s piece conveyed its uniqueness in full measure.
The Jewish Week’s article “Day School World Gauging Fallout from SAT Scandal” (Dec. 2) is misleading, and it abandons the American principle of “innocent until proven guilty.”
The North Shore Hebrew Academy High School prides itself on honest achievement. Consistently at the forefront of Torah learning, chesed and academic success, the students of North Shore compete and achieve in the spirit of self-motivation and integrity.
When Yeshiva University’s alumni affairs director recently sent me an e-mail inviting me to participate in a ceremony honoring former captains of YU’s varsity basketball teams, it reminded me, many years later, of some of the thoughts and memories I have about playing basketball at Yeshiva (“Captain Of Their Soles,” Dec. 9).
It’s heartbreaking to read that some Lakewood Jewish officials apparently pressure child sex abuse victims and their loved ones into keeping silent about their suffering and reporting it to authorities. (“In Lakewood Abuse Cases, A ‘Parallel Justice System’,” Dec. 9).
This is precisely the attitude that has enabled thousands of child-molesting Catholic clerics to devastate the lives of tens of thousands of innocent children.
The article, “Search On for ‘Big Idea’ for Jewish Teens” (Dec. 2), reports that “having good friends, doing well academically and getting into a good college” were “very” or “extremely important” to the teens surveyed for the Cohen Center study, while having a strong Jewish identity ranked lower down on the list.