Letters

Promoting University Study In Israel

01/11/2011

 In Allison Good’s Opinion piece, “American and Israeli Students: A Missed Opportunity” (Dec. 31), she cites Spring in Jerusalem as one of the programs that succeeds in connecting American students who are studying abroad in Israel with Israeli students. A joint project of Harvard University and Hebrew University, Spring in Jerusalem is the first of many immersive study abroad programs in which Masa Israel Journey has recently invested.

Flaums Not Involved

01/11/2011

 

Your article, “Appetite For Protest At Flaum” (Dec. 17), highlights a number of ongoing labor disputes between Flaum Appetizing Corporation, its owner Moshe Grunhut and his former employees.

 

As members of the Flaum family and as former owners of Flaum’s Appetizers, we wish to emphasize that effective March 18, 1987, some 23 years ago, Flaum’s Appetizing at 40 Lee Ave. in Brooklyn was sold outright to its present owners, who took over all managerial and financial responsibility for the enterprise.

Claims Conference Funding

01/11/2011

We applaud Stewart Ain and The Jewish Week for shining a spotlight on the needs of Holocaust victims (“Fla. Survivors Caught in Cruel Funding Irony,” Dec. 31). The Claims Conference, of course, knows better than anyone the extent of this growing need, in Florida and indeed throughout the world.

Reforming The UN

01/04/2011

In its editorial “The Durban Travesty” (Dec. 31) The Jewish Week performed a significant service by reminding its readers that Durban III is the brainchild of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Giving In To The Arabs

01/04/2011

Bravo to Gary Rosenblatt for his conclusion (“The Big Lie Lives On,” Dec. 24), but along the way I’m afraid he falls into some rather deep potholes.

Promoting University Study In Israel

01/04/2011

In Allison Good’s opinion piece, “American and Israeli Students: A Missed Opportunity” (Dec. 31), she cites Spring in Jerusalem as one of the programs that succeeds in connecting American students who are studying abroad in Israel with Israeli students. A joint project of Harvard University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Spring in Jerusalem is the first of many immersive study abroad programs in which Masa Israel Journey has recently invested.

Flaums Not Involved

01/04/2011

Your article, “Appetite For Protest At Flaum” (Dec. 17), highlights a number of ongoing labor disputes between Flaum Appetizing Corporation, its owner, Moshe Grunhut, and his former employees.
As members of the Flaum family and as former owners of Flaum’s Appetizers, we wish to emphasize that effective March 18, 1987, some 23 years ago, Flaum’s Appetizing at 40 Lee Ave. in Brooklyn was sold outright to its present owners, who took over all managerial and financial responsibility for the enterprise.

ADL And Youth

01/04/2011

As a young leader involved with the Anti-Defamation League, where I serve on the New York Regional Board and the Executive Committee of the Lawyers’ Division, I take issue with a number of the points raised by Ben Sales in “The Two ADLs” (Opinion, Dec. 17), particularly his argument that the agency’s mission no longer resonates with young Jews. In my experience, ADL’s young leadership is very supportive of the agency’s dual mission of combating anti-Semitism and defending the state of Israel.

Closing The Gender Gap

01/04/2011

Naomi Levine’s letter (“Gender Gap,” Dec. 31) asserts, “I have found that in the academic world — as in corporate America — women are far more represented in top positions than in the Jewish community. Among the seven vice presidents at NYU, three, including myself, are women.”

While I admire Levine’s quarter-century of service to NYU and the progress she reports, she misrepresents the state of affairs in the Jewish community — at least insofar as AJC, which she mentions by name, is concerned.

When Disaster Strikes

01/04/2011

Tamar Snyder’s article (“Long-Term Support Versus Putting Out Fires,” Dec. 17) poses the question of whether donors should “react to disastrous news by immediately opening up their checkbooks” or wait until long-term plans are in place. While it is true that donors should seek out organizations that make long-term planning a priority in their disaster response programs, this does not mean that donors should wait weeks or months to give.

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