Letters

Time To Challenge Hagel

01/15/2013 - 19:00

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense should be vigorously challenged (“What To Do About Hagel?” Jan. 11).

Unwise Campaign Against Hagel

01/15/2013 - 19:00

That “several pro-Israel groups have been very vocal in warning against the [former Sen. Chuck] Hagel appointment” (“What To Do About Hagel?” Jan 11) is putting it mildly. Many of these groups, as well as Jewish neoconservatives,

Applauds Free Speech

01/07/2013 - 19:00

I am writing to say yasher koach (congratulations) to The Jewish Week for publishing Peter Geffen’s Opinion piece “In Support of My B’nai Jeshurun Rabbis” (Dec. 21). It was a much-needed piece.

I too have experienced recent unfortunate attempts at control of free speech in the American Jewish community on a recent speaking tour, which were very disturbing.

Break The Rules

01/07/2013 - 19:00

This is a response to Gary Strong’s letter to the editor (Dec. 21) in which he stated that Anat Hoffman would better serve our people if she would just follow “the rules” of the Kotel,

Bold Action In Mideast

01/07/2013 - 19:00

Gary Rosenblatt’s column (“Hawk Or Dove On The Middle East,  I Disagree With You,” Dec. 21) correctly states that things are complicated for Israel.

What Cultural Judaism Lacks

01/07/2013 - 19:00

The Jewish Week makes it a policy to glorify “cultural” Judaism frequently at the expense of “religious” (especially Orthodox) Judaism.

Yet the paper also laments the lack of Jewish involvement of half the Jewish population of New York,

Alas, No More Ring Dings

01/01/2013 - 19:00

I read Jonathan Mark’s piece about the death of Hostess and Drake’s cakes with great sadness (“When The Goose Is Cooked,” Route 17, Nov. 30).

I too ate more than my share of Funny Bones, Devil Dogs and Yankee Doodles during my youth. In those days there was no guilt about eating delicious food in excess.

Break The Rules

01/01/2013 - 19:00

This is a response to Gary Strong’s letter to the editor (Dec. 21) in which he stated that Anat Hoffman would better serve our people if she would just follow “the rules” of the Kotel,

Christmas Spirit

01/01/2013 - 19:00

I enjoy reading Elicia Brown’s writing, and her column, “Chanukah: To Give And To Get” (Dec. 14) was no exception.

The last line, though, about an excess of Chanukah presents —“[t]here’s a little too much Christmas spirit here” — was perhaps not the best way to make a point. Imagine reading an essay in a secular magazine in which the narrator says: “When my 16-year-old asked for cold hard cash for Christmas, I told him that he was getting a little too much into the Chanukah spirit.”

How Jewish Is Youkilis?

01/01/2013 - 19:00

In categorically describing the new New York Yankee Kevin Youkilis as “Jewish” without going into the specifics of his family background, you are doing your readers a disservice (“Yanks Now Eight Shy Of A Minyan,” Dec. 21).

A recent article in The New York Times, in contrast, traces Youkilis’ paternal Jewish roots back several generations and concludes that “there is little ambiguity” as to his Jewishness because “While his mother, Carolyn, a West Virginian, was not raised Jewish, she converted after marrying Mike [Kevin’s father].”

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