Ethics ‘Declaration’ Won’t Help

01/20/2016 - 09:25

Hundreds of Jewish officials have signed a “declaration” challenging individuals and organizations to be more transparent and accountable in scandals (“Seeing ‘Crisis’ In Jewish Ethics, Group Urges Reform,” Jan. 15).

Unrealistic Expectations

01/13/2016 - 09:07

I find Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Frustration With Israel Is Growing Here At Home” (Jan. 8), very upsetting. Not because I think it is Israel’s fault that “as Israel endures daily ‘lone wolf’ attacks from young Palestinians prepared to die for the cause of spilling Jewish blood.  American Jewish leaders confide that generating support for the Jewish state is becoming increasingly difficult these days — even within the Jewish community, and especially among younger people.”

Israeli Jews Know Best

01/13/2016 - 09:06

I feel bad that Gary Rosenblatt feels the “job” of supporting Israel is getting harder every day (“Frustration With Israel Is Growing Here At Home,” Editor’s column, Jan. 8).

Focus On The Substance

01/13/2016 - 09:05

Alan Skorski’s Letter (Jan. 8) illustrates the problems with the current nature of political discourse in this country.

How Long Is A Generation?

01/06/2016 - 10:57

In his article, “The ‘Fire’ This Time” (Dec. 25), Ted Merwin uncritically reports what he describes as “searching questions” raised by “Land Of Fire.”  

Outside The Tent

01/06/2016 - 10:46

Thank you to New York area director of the New Israel Fund Stephanie Ives for revealing NIF’s honoring of the PLO — which has killed more Israelis than any other organization and continues to do so — as a “government” with “protocols” that don’t permit its Secretary General, Saeb Erekat, to speak in the presence of an Israeli flag. (Letters, Dec. 25)

Don’t Rush To Condemn ‘Jewish Terror’

01/06/2016 - 10:44

Your Editorial and Joshua Mitnick’s article on the Duma situation (Jan. 1), referring to “hilltop youths” who have been held under coercive questioning and [alleged] torture by the Shin Bet since July 31, are like many which are quick to condemn “Jewish terrorism,” eagerly recalling the cases of Baruch Goldstein and Yigal Amir.

Don’t Let Iran Off The Hook

01/06/2016 - 10:19

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler is right on target in calling for separate responses to Iran’s actions (“We Need To Thwart Iran On Two Fronts,” Opinion, Jan. 1). As long as Iran complies with its obligations under the nuclear deal — which it seems to be doing — the U.S. and its partners should do the same.

Genack Views Are His Own

12/30/2015 - 08:47

The Opinion piece written by Rabbi Menachem Genack (“Why I Support Hillary Clinton for President” (Dec. 25) identified him as CEO of OU Kosher (as well as the rabbi of a shul in Englewood, N.J.) and noted that the rabbi’s views “do not represent those of the OU.”

Clinton’s Rabbi

12/30/2015 - 08:46

Rabbi Menachem Genack discloses in his Opinion piece that he personally knows Hillary Clinton (“Why I Support Hillary Clinton For President,” Dec. 25). But it goes deeper than that.

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