Letters

Russian American Foundation

06/05/2014
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Regarding Walter Ruby’s article, (“Civil War In Little Odessa,” May 30): The Russian American Foundation (RAF) promotes awareness and tolerance of New York City’s Russian-speaking communities, inclusive of all its diverse groups; Jewish, non-Jewish, Ukrainian, Russian, Bukharian and others.  

Assisted Reproduction

06/05/2014
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Helen Chernikoff’s report about assisted reproductive technologies (“Their Foremothers’ Daughters,” HealthCare, May 9) was not only inaccurate, it was shameful. She opens her piece with concerns about eugenics — as if in vitro fertilization (IVF) today has anything to do with creating “enhanced human beings” — and quickly invokes the Holocaust, casting a pall on modern fertility treatments that continues throughout her article.

Anne Frank Center Responds

06/05/2014
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We are disheartened by the article headlined “The Shoah’s Lessons, Near and Far” (May 23). The article misstates facts about The Anne Frank Center, an organization devoted to preserving and promulgating Anne’s legacy and diary and its applicability in teaching not only the horrors of the Holocaust, but a broader message, as well.

Why The Secret Ballot?

05/28/2014
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The rejection of J Street’s application for membership in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is curious (“Did J Street Win The War By Losing The Battle?” May 9).

Jewish Week Or New York Times?

05/28/2014
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While mainstream Israeli media were reporting well-deserved celebrations in Israel on its 66th birthday, The Jewish Week’s Editorial, “Israel At 66,” was equating Israel with the Palestinians, worrying about [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas’ legacy and calling Hamas, “a militant group.” Militant? For a moment, I thought I was reading The New York Times. But no, it was our own newspaper of record.

Working Out In Synagogue

05/28/2014
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How cool to read of other synagogues that offer yoga classes and spirituality
to the Jewish communities (“Synagogues Turning To Workouts With Soul,” May 16).

On Measuring Success

05/28/2014
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I read your article, “Day Schools Cultivating a Secret Resource: Parents” (May 16), with great
interest. Abrams Hebrew Academy participated in the Measuring Success survey
two years ago and used the results of that survey to address areas of
perceived weakness in our school.

Church-Separation Is Vital

05/28/2014
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Steven M. Cohen is wrong to suggest that weakening the wall of separation between church and state is good for the Jews (“A More Religious America is Good For The Jews,” Opinion, May 13).

Picking On The Wrong Side

05/21/2014
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At a time of violent attacks by Palestinians, including the near lynching of a Times of Israel reporter covering a
Palestinian demonstration in the town of Beitunia, and a month when violent attacks by Palestinians targeting Jews in Jerusalem (including
firebombing, and rock throwing), hit a record high, Joshua Mitnick writes
a completely one-sided article on “price-tag” attacks, “Price-Tag Attacks On The Rise And Moving East,” May 16).

Fitting Tribute To A Hero

05/21/2014
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Regarding Jonathan Mark’s article, “A Hero Of Biblical Proportions,” April 18: Well done. A fitting tribute to Yaakov Birnbaum, who inspired me and many other 1964 Yeshiva College seniors to protest regularly on behalf of Soviet Jewry. Mark was on point to credit Glenn Richter’s immense contribution to the movement.

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