Letters

Childhood Idol

11/03/2015 - 19:00

What a wonderful article about Sonny Fox, my childhood TV idol (“From Brooklyn To Broadway, And Back Again,” Oct. 30).

The
interview captured the personality of the man who kept me entertained so many
Saturdays. Great memories about an overlooked influence in our formative
years.
Thank you.

Reaching Out To Disenfranchised

11/03/2015 - 19:00

Making Jews spiritually comfortable, apparently, is only a one-way-street — veering far left (“Reform Machzor Enlarges The Tent” (Sept. 11).

Uncle Mickey Marcus

11/03/2015 - 19:00

Thank you for writing that article about my Uncle Mickey [Marcus] (“Remembering Israel’s First General,” Oct. 30).

Where’s Bernie?

11/03/2015 - 19:00

I have subscribed to The Jewish Week for many years and have found it to
give laudably comprehensive coverage of the spectrum of issues concerning
Jews. I have found this paper
to cover many political and religious viewpoints, which has a lot to do with
why I subscribe.

Marcus Still Remembered

11/03/2015 - 19:00

Regarding “Remembering Israel’s First General” (Oct. 30): Several years ago, my wife and I had a subscription to a concert series at Eisenhower Theater at West Point. We went up early one day to visit the grave of Mickey Marcus, thinking, frankly, that we’d be the only ones to have had that thought. We were quite pleasantly surprised to see its prime location near the cemetery’s entrance and that the gravestone was covered with rocks.

It was very heart warming to see that he was still remembered in the hearts of American Jews.

Reform Statistics

11/03/2015 - 19:00

Your article, “Nine Things To Know About Reform Judaism” (Oct. 30), left me scratching my head. If Reform Jews have an 80 percent intermarriage rate, as the article states, what exactly is this “stream’s” connection with Judaism? 


Further, if 80 percent of its adherents do not see the need for a Jewish spouse, on
what basis would they see a need for a Jewish state?

Miami Beach, Fla.

Had Rabin Lived

11/03/2015 - 19:00

One can respectfully commemorate the 20th anniversary of the killing of Yitzhak Rabin without the need to romanticize what would have happened had he lived. Much as we would like to believe otherwise, the course of history would not have been changed had this horrific event not occurred (“Two Decades Later, What if Rabin had Lived?” Oct. 30).

Wrong Terms

10/27/2015 - 20:00

The terms “settlements,” “settlers” and “West Bank” continue to be used
repeatedly in your newspaper in describing the events in Israel. Please stop
using these terms and substitute “towns,” “cities,” “residents,” “citizens,” “Judea and Samaria.” To use the language you use is to demonize the residents
of Judea and Samaria and to concede the issue of possession of this land. 


 

Misleading On JStreet

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “The Wrong Way To Fight BDS” (Oct. 16), states that J Street is a “group that often criticizes Israeli policy
but opposes BDS.” That is incorrect, misleading and dangerous.

On Fighting BDS

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Shame on the American Jewish community for sending our sons and daughters off to fight the campus battles for Israel so woefully unprepared (“The Wrong Way To Fight BDS,” Editor’s column, Oct. 16).

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