Letters

On Moving To The Right

03/16/2016 - 09:52

I read Gary Rosenblatt’s interesting column on [the grassroots group] PORAT (“Giving Voice To Inclusive Orthodoxy,” March 11), but I found one line particularly disturbing.

Trump’s Daughter

03/16/2016 - 09:25

In his article “Campaign’s Wildcard Issue Now Anti-Semitism” (March 4), Stewart Ain ignored the fact that Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka is a convert to Orthodox Judaism and is raising her children in a kosher home. She is also the executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization.

Jews For Trump?

03/16/2016 - 09:12

It was with considerable dismay that I read “Jews For Trump, Kind Of, Maybe” (March 11).
That any Jew would even consider the candidacy of a man who has been
repeatedly and directly compared to Adolf Hitler by prominent American
public figures on both the left and the right is astonishing. That any Jew
would support a candidate whose platform would directly threaten freedom of
religion in the United States is bewildering. That any Torah-minded Jew
would, by endorsing the candidate, also endorse his particular brand of
lashon hara, crude personal insults and irresponsible rhetoric, which has
made this presidential campaign arguably the ugliest and most vulgar in
American history, potentially setting the tone for all future campaigns, is
disheartening.

‘Brief’ Too Short

03/09/2016 - 09:23

I respectfully believe the Jewish Telegraphic Agency News Brief you carried (“40 Columbia Profs Sign BDS Petition,” March 4) was too brief. It lacked context in two important respects. It did not say how many professors did not sign the petition. Secondly, the piece referred to all the allegations of the anti-Semites who signed the petition without at least correcting their misstatements of facts.

CCNY Reviewing Allegations

03/09/2016 - 09:20

The City University of New York has consistently and strongly condemned all forms of bigotry and discrimination, including anti-Semitism, and we will continue to do so. We have been deeply concerned with some recent activities on CUNY campuses and we are committed to ensuring that none of our students are subjected to conduct that would interfere with their opportunity to exercise their rights, obtain an education and participate fully in the life of the University because of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or personal or political views.

Danon Right For The Job

03/09/2016 - 09:19

Danny Danon, Israel’s United Nations ambassador, is exactly what Israel needs at the zoo of the UN and the Middle East — a tough, proud, Jewish street fighter (“Israel’s UN Ambassador: A Contradiction In Terms,” Feb. 12, Editor’s column).

Understanding Madoff

03/09/2016 - 09:18

The essay dealing with the mini-series “Madoff” by George Robinson was odd (“Madoff, The Tragic Hero?” Feb. 12).

Missing Information

03/09/2016 - 09:15

I usually enjoy reading everything that Jonathan Mark writes. But his column about the Leo Frank case is astonishing in what it leaves out (“Postcards Of The Hanging,” March 4).

Praise For Candor

03/09/2016 - 09:14

Kol hakavod (all honor) to Ruth Roth in poignantly writing about the mental illness that ultimately took her son’s life (“Telling The Truth About Mental Illness,” Opinion, Feb. 26).
Children are born innocent and vulnerable, as are young parents. If a child is trapped in the mental quagmire of illness, he becomes the victim. And his parents, in experiencing the shame of not being the same as others, share in that victimhood.

Danon Right For The Job

03/02/2016 - 09:04

Danny Danon, Israel’s United Nations ambassador, is exactly what Israel needs at the zoo of the UN and the Middle East — a tough, proud, Jewish street fighter (“Israel’s UN Ambassador: A Contradiction In Terms,” Feb. 12, Editor’s column).

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