Letters

What About Hamas?

08/09/2016 - 21:59

In Robert Sugarman’s Opinion piece, “The Pressing Need For A Two-State Strategy” (Aug. 5), he writes, “Unlike the plan for the withdrawal from Gaza, none of the plans contemplates withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces from the West Bank. Thus, those who use the Gaza withdrawal to warn against any withdrawal from the West Bank miss the mark.”

Ironic Shock On Trump’s Plans

08/09/2016 - 21:58

I was astounded, shocked, to read Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “How Trump Would Shake Up Mideast Policy” (July 29).  I learned that David Friedman has his hopes up on becoming U.S. ambassador to Israel under Donald Trump, although by his own admission he has “no experience in diplomacy, professional politics or organizational Jewish life,” Rosenblatt wrote. Ironically, this sounds a good deal like Donald Trump himself.

Why Israel’s Walls Are Needed

08/09/2016 - 21:56

I was happy to see that Samuel Heilman is a professor of sociology and not of history (“Time to Welcome, Not Smuggle, PalestinianWorkers,” Opinion, July 15).

Plight Of Ethiopian Jews

08/09/2016 - 21:51

Your Editorial, “Once More, Bring Ethiopian Jews Home” (Aug. 5), could not be more on point.
More than 25 years have elapsed since [the mass rescue mission] Operation Solomon. Yet the Jewish state continues to refuse to permit the 9,000 remaining refugees, who observe Shabbat, kashrut and other Jewish rituals, to make aliyah. Seventy percent of them have first-degree relatives in Israel.

Upset At Friends Supporting Trump

08/03/2016 - 09:12

How disturbing it is to see many of my friends and people that I thought to be intelligent openly endorse Donald Trump, or any Republican, who spews hate against women, the poor, immigrants and religious groups (“Jews For Trump,” July 22).

On Moving And Moving On

08/03/2016 - 09:11

On Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “A Moving Experience” (July 15):

My husband and I are closing on an apartment in New York City. Over the course of the next year, we will clean out our large suburban home to begin the next phase of our lives. I have already begun the incredibly difficult (for me) process of cleaning out old papers, pictures and mementos. I began with the five boxes of photos and other things that have been stacked in my garage for the past five years, left over from when I cleaned out my mother’s apartment. These boxes were filled with those things that I had no idea what to do with and just couldn’t bear to throw out.

Wrong Time, Wrong Message

08/03/2016 - 09:10

I read “Group Of YCT Grads Protest Partnership Minyan” (July 29) and it was the first time I found out about the publication of this letter. I am an alum of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School and a member of the board of directors of the International Rabbinic Fellowship (IRF).

Upset At Friends Supporting Trump

07/27/2016 - 09:38

How disturbing it is to see many of my friends and people that I thought to be intelligent openly endorse Donald Trump or any Republican who spews hate against women, the poor, immigrants and religious groups (“Jews For Trump,” July 22).

Trump’s Behavior

07/27/2016 - 09:37

I write in response to Jonathan Mark’s column (“Jews for Trump: Shh! Don’t Tell!” July 22).

The sub-headline implies that Jews who support Trump do so in secret because they fear being shamed “from the left.” Political leanings are irrelevant. Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, never accused of being “from the left,” correctly characterizes Trump’s second-natured ability to tell lies as being “postmodern, in that they have no connection to a foundational concept of truth.”

ADL On Black Lives Matter

07/27/2016 - 09:36

We need to set the record straight on several points raised in a recent letter taking issue with the Anti-Defamation League’s efforts to advocate for the fair treatment of African-Americans at the hands of police (“Critical Of #BlackLivesMatter,” Letters, July 22).

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