Letters

Get Tough On Crime

02/24/2016 - 09:16

Regarding last week’s story, “Fresh Fear In Brooklyn As Attacks Mount”: What we DON’T need are melodramatic stories like this. What we do need are a mayor and a police commissioner who are tough on all crime. A million cops in the neighborhood after the damage is done look wonderful, but are ineffective.

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No Religion In Politics

02/24/2016 - 09:09

If a person is a good person and is qualified to lead the country as president, then why must religion come into the picture (“Bernie’s Brand Of Jewishness,” Opinion, Feb. 19). I thought that in 2016 we have overcome our prejudices. Baruch Hashem, we finally have a Jew — the first Jewish candidate for president of the United States.

Defending Israel At The UN

02/17/2016 - 08:50

Israel’s diplomats are fighting for their country to have the same rights as every other member of the UN (“Israel’s UN Ambassador: A Contradiction In Terms,” Feb. 12). They are fighting to defend Israel against the lies, double standards and delegitimization brought to the world forum.

In A Viper’s Nest

02/17/2016 - 08:49

Regarding “Israel’s UN Ambassador: A Contradiction In Terms” (Editor’s column, Feb. 12), Ambassador Danon is doing the best one could do in that viper’s nest call the United Nations.

Intrigued By Jerry Lewis

02/17/2016 - 08:48

Steve Lipman’s informative article, “Jerry Lewis’ Unseen Holocaust Comedy Brought To Light” (Jan. 15), made
me aware that the comedian undertook, but never completed, a film titled “The Day The Clown Cried.”

Jews Onscreen

02/17/2016 - 08:47

“Depictions of Jews in popular culture were rare sightings?” (“No Direction
Home: ‘Fiddler’s’ Lessons,” Feb. 5.)

Intrigued By Jerry Lewis

02/10/2016 - 10:18

Steve Lipman’s informative article, “Jerry Lewis’ Unseen Holocaust Comedy Brought To Light” (Jan. 15), made
me aware that the comedian undertook, but never completed, a film titled “The Day The Clown Cried.”

Finding The Right Clergy

02/10/2016 - 10:17

Thank you so much for bringing attention to the important topic of helping interfaith families find clergy for their lifecycle events. We appreciate the nod to the “established model” of InterfaithFamily’s Jewish clergy officiation referral service, but your reference (“Unorthodox Celebrations,” Jan. 25) is inaccurate and incomplete.

Real Times Or Fake Times?

02/10/2016 - 10:14

Regarding last week’s story “Fake NY Times ‘Supplement’ Trashes Israel”: The most frightening thing about this “supplement” is that most of us would not have been surprised if those articles appeared in the real New York Times. Indeed, they bear some similarities to ones that already have.

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Short-sighted Kotel Deal

02/10/2016 - 09:38

A few crucial factual corrections are needed to Michele Chabin’s article (“Prayer Deal Opens Rift Among Jewish Feminists,” Feb. 5). Women’s prayer services at the Kotel [carried out] with three of four of our [Women of the Wall’s] original goals — group prayer, [reciting prayers] aloud and the option of donning tallit and tefillin — have been held regularly, without incident, since the historic ruling of Judge Moshe Sobel in 2013.

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