Letters

YU And President Joel

03/25/2015

Your article surprisingly downplayed the scope of problems reported at YU
(“YU No-Confidence Vote Spurs Internal Battle,” March 20). You merely noted President Joel’s “lucrative” contract without mentioning
that he is among the highest paid university presidents in the United States, 
although heading a financially distressed institution that is firing faculty
and terminating programs.

YU Is Stepping Up

03/25/2015

Regarding the article “YU ‘No-Confidence’ Vote Spurs Internal Battles” (March 20), I would like your readers to understand that student success is the focus of our work, and that academic excellence at Yeshiva University is assured. YU is a unique, caring, and vibrant community that is intact and strong.

What About Israel?

03/18/2015

Is Rabbi David Saperstein kidding? (“Spreading The Message Of Religious Tolerance,” March 13.)

Birth Control Article Out Of Control

03/18/2015

 The article, “Birth Control, Jewish Law Collide At Stern” (Feb. 20), is generally fair and well written, but it contains some major misrepresentations that should be corrected.

Obama To Blame

03/18/2015

The article, “AIPAC Handcuffed By Speechgate?” (March 6) tells us of AIPAC President Howard Kohr’s concern as to “how this speech has come about.” 

On Jewish Meditation

03/18/2015

Jonathan Mark’s article, “Immersed In Jewish Meditation” (March 6) about Rabbi Yoel Glick and his book, “Living the Life of
Jewish Meditation,” was lovely. Thank you for sharing and bringing to us an
awareness of Jewish meditation. His book is great and perfect for any Jew who
is interested in meditating.

Hillel And J Street

03/18/2015

In your Editorial about Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the
upcoming J Street Conference, I’m not sure which of two remarks made me laugh
(or cry) harder (“Pulling Out Of J Street Conference,” March 13).

The Right Choice

03/18/2015

The choice of Stephen Hazan Arnoff as the new CEO of the JCC Association is an
excellent decision (A N.Y. Minute, March 13).

Defining J Street

03/18/2015

I have been an avid reader of The Jewish Week for decades and an active supporter of its courageous willingness to expose and confront painful issues in the Jewish community. I am, therefore, both puzzled and genuinely angered by your apparent inability to publish anything about J Street, the pro-Israel pro-peace organization of which I am a very proud member, without referring to it as “left wing.” 

Why I Marched In Selma

03/18/2015

Sunday, March 8, which marked 50 years and one day after “Bloody Sunday,” I
was among the 100,000 people in Selma, Ala., who chose to walk in the
footsteps of the righteous (“Still More Bridges To Cross,” March 13). We came to Selma not just to commemorate the
civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that lead to the Voting Rights
Act but also to recommit to carry on the work, begun those years ago, which
is still unfinished.

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