Letters

Birth Control Article Out Of Control

03/18/2015

 The article, “Birth Control, Jewish Law Collide At Stern” (Feb. 20), is generally fair and well written, but it contains some major misrepresentations that should be corrected.

Obama To Blame

03/18/2015

The article, “AIPAC Handcuffed By Speechgate?” (March 6) tells us of AIPAC President Howard Kohr’s concern as to “how this speech has come about.” 

On Jewish Meditation

03/18/2015

Jonathan Mark’s article, “Immersed In Jewish Meditation” (March 6) about Rabbi Yoel Glick and his book, “Living the Life of
Jewish Meditation,” was lovely. Thank you for sharing and bringing to us an
awareness of Jewish meditation. His book is great and perfect for any Jew who
is interested in meditating.

Hillel And J Street

03/18/2015

In your Editorial about Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the
upcoming J Street Conference, I’m not sure which of two remarks made me laugh
(or cry) harder (“Pulling Out Of J Street Conference,” March 13).

The Right Choice

03/18/2015

The choice of Stephen Hazan Arnoff as the new CEO of the JCC Association is an
excellent decision (A N.Y. Minute, March 13).

Defining J Street

03/18/2015

I have been an avid reader of The Jewish Week for decades and an active supporter of its courageous willingness to expose and confront painful issues in the Jewish community. I am, therefore, both puzzled and genuinely angered by your apparent inability to publish anything about J Street, the pro-Israel pro-peace organization of which I am a very proud member, without referring to it as “left wing.” 

Why I Marched In Selma

03/18/2015

Sunday, March 8, which marked 50 years and one day after “Bloody Sunday,” I
was among the 100,000 people in Selma, Ala., who chose to walk in the
footsteps of the righteous (“Still More Bridges To Cross,” March 13). We came to Selma not just to commemorate the
civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that lead to the Voting Rights
Act but also to recommit to carry on the work, begun those years ago, which
is still unfinished.

Monitor Colleges

03/11/2015

Anti-Semitism on American campuses is not news. But actually catching an indisputable moment that verifies it is news. That moment happened in February at UCLA when a student interviewing for a position on the Student Council’s Judicial Board was asked effectively if being Jewish would make her biased in favor of other Jews.

Purim Heroes

03/11/2015

Rabbi Joshua Davidson writes “neither Esther nor Ahasuerus are true heroes in the
Purim story” (“Purim Drama In Washington Has No Heroes,” Opinion online).

Ashamed Over Metzitzah

03/11/2015

I read that the de Blasio administration and a coalition of rabbinical
leaders have seemingly met in the middle over the controversial circumcision
ritual of metzitzah b’peh (“Charedi Leader Opens Door On Metzitzah,” March 6).

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