Letters

Fallacy Of ‘Rebranding’

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Contributing editor Nathan Jeffay thinks that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could have been “ahead of the game” –– the predictable groundswell of international opprobrium when Israel responds to terrorist threats with military action –– by saying more about Israel’s preparedness for peace and willingness to make difficult concessions (“Bibi’s Missed Chance At UN,” Oct. 9).

Naïve Mentality

10/20/2015 - 20:00

Your Editorial, “A Stab In Jewish Hearts” (Oct. 16), correctly speaks out against the unfairness of making an equivalence between those Israelis who are killed at the hands of terrorists and the terrorists who are killed while trying/succeeding to kill innocent people.

What’s In A Hospital Name?

10/20/2015 - 20:00

I would like to congratulate Dr. Edward Halperin on his excellent opinion essay, “Jewish Hospitals Are Becoming Extinct” (Oct. 8), on the origin and disappearance of many Jewish hospitals. However, citing the change of name of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NS-LIJHS) to Northwell Health System as an example of a Jewish hospital becoming extinct is inaccurate.

New Israel Fund On BDS

10/20/2015 - 20:00

Although the author notes that the New Israel Fund “denies being involved in the BDS movement” (“BDS Money Trail Suggests Opaque Funding Network,” Oct. 16), he suggests otherwise by listing us among BDS organizations. This is journalistically unacceptable and destructive for the pro-Israel community.

Confused By DOE Policy

10/13/2015 - 20:00

I am confused by the fact that public schools, in order to get money from the
state, must comply with Department of Education rules, regulations, curricula, submit accurate
information regarding academic achievement, or else, in many cases, money is withheld from the schools. (“Reversing Course, DOE Vows To Broaden Yeshiva Probe,” Oct. 9) For example: withheld money for special education placements in
East Ramapo, which is in repeated expensive litigation.

On Reconstructionist Decision

10/13/2015 - 20:00

Regarding “Smallest Movement Takes Big Step Toward Inclusion,” Oct. 2: So the Reconstructionists will no longer care whether the spouse of a future
rabbi of theirs is Jewish or not. Good for them.

Sorry About Hospital Decision

10/13/2015 - 20:00

I was shocked and disappointed that Long Island Jewish Hospital is removing
the word “Jewish” from its name. (“Jewish Hospitals Are Becoming Extinct,” Opinion, Oct. 9).

Where Credit Is Due

10/13/2015 - 20:00

It’s always an honor to be published by The Jewish Week. But the Opinion piece (‘Hayom’: Being in the Moment, Oct. 9) was an edited version of a longer essay I penned. The edited version deleted attribution to the late Rabbi Milton Steinberg for the idea of “holding with open arms” and a long quote about holding on while letting go.

Mideast Code Words

10/13/2015 - 20:00

Front page Oct 9 Jewish Week headline: “Israelis’ New Normal …” Normal? But the Palestinian murder of Jews is obscene; it can never again be “normal.”

Israel Says Fatal Shooting Of Palestinian Teen Was In Error

10/07/2015 - 20:00

Two Palestinian teens were killed during West Bank clashes with the Israeli military, including one who Israel said was shot in error.

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