Letters

First Version, Revised Version

02/26/2014
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Last week’s print edition of The Jewish Week published an uncorrected first draft of my Opinion piece, “Why Pressure On Chief Rabbinate Will Only Increase.”

Acceptance Of Non-Jews

02/26/2014
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I want to thank Rabbi Gerald Zelizer for acknowledging and accepting in his Opinion piece, “Making A Place For Non-Jews In Our Synagogue” (Feb. 21), all the good ideas that I presented at the Conservative movement’s
think tank on kiruv (Jewish outreach).

Kosher Rations Story Overblown

02/26/2014
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Stewart Ain’s article on kosher Meals Ready to Eat (“Pentagon Said To Hustle On Kosher Rations Mess,” Feb. 7] leaves the reader with a skewed picture that needs to be clarified.

Opposes Censorship

02/18/2014
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I’d like to commend Sid Schwartz for his opinion piece criticizing censorship in the
Jewish community, especially around matters regarding Israel (“Limiting Debate On Israel Will Only Hurt Us,” Feb. 7).

Women And Tefillin

02/18/2014
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Your Feb. 7 article, “For Orthodox Women, Catch-22 on Tefillin,” ends
with a quotation that suggests that the reason Orthodox women have little to
no interest in wearing tefillin is that “Not only is it a huge undertaking, but there is so much cultural animosity towards it, why would you do it?”


Rabbi Weiss Outside The Pale

02/18/2014
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The opinion piece by Dov Zakheim and Steven Bayme (“Not A Proud Moment for the
RCA,” Feb. 7) is an unfortunate work of fiction that seeks to promote one of
The Jewish Week’s favorite canards – that Avi Weiss is protecting “Modern
Orthodoxy” from the “senseless and arbitrary actions” of the “Haredi
Chief Rabbinate”, and that the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) is to blame for “failing to censure”
those of its members who expressed negative opinions about Avi Weiss.

Remembering Pete Seeger

02/18/2014
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Ben Harris’ nuanced portrait of Pete Seeger (“He Hammered Out Justice,” Jan. 31) sparked this recollection.

In 1958, my senior year at Columbia College, I had a brief but beautiful encounter with Pete Seeger. A folk-song aficionado, I organized the Columbia Folksingers Club in conjunction with several Barnard women. Our weekly gatherings on a Friday afternoon hit near nirvana with a guest appearance by that legendary troubadour, the Pied Piper of folk music, forever-young Pete Seeger.

STEM Education

02/18/2014
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Thank you so much for the overview of the Jewish Academy of Suffolk County
STEM program, which includes our multiple University partnerships (Education Supplement, “Suffolk Day School Engineering A New Curriculum,” Jan. 17). We
strongly believe that STEM is not just a good public relations piece for the school — it is
in fact the best way to prepare students today for the world of tomorrow. I
do hope your coverage will encourage other day schools to pursue this route
in order to best serve their student body.

Grateful For Hospice Care

02/18/2014
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Kudos to Rabbi Charles Rudansky for his Opinion essay, “To Hope: Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition” (Jan. 17). It immediately rekindled my appreciation for the rabbi and the
palliative care and hospice teams. Both my parents were patients in the
program(s), and were fortunate to receive the compassion, dignity, and care
that they did. They were warmed in their hearts by visits from Rabbi
Rudansky, and the he shared many special occasions with my parents and
family while they were in his care.

An Idea For SodaStream

02/18/2014
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There was no implied threat in the statement by Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel may be
subject to a larger international economic boycott than is now in process if
the peace talks do not make progress (“Kerry Adds Fuel To BDS Fire,” Editorial, Feb. 7, “Boycott Fears Bubbling Over Amid SodaStream Controversy,” Feb. 7). Kerry’s statement will not increase
the likelihood of enlarged boycott. He simply described the potential for the
economic implications if the status quo continues to be the status quo.

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