Helping Ugandan Jews

09/07/2016 - 09:53

As reported in “Summer Camp Ambassadors: Ugandan Jews Meet America’s Kids” (August 26, online), we recruited 13 people from our Jewish community in Uganda, called the Abayudaya, to work as counselors at Reform Jewish overnight camps this summer. While the article portrayed the positive experiences we had, we would like to correct some important oversights about the help that made this possible.

Not Healed Yet

09/07/2016 - 09:39

All of us would like to see Riverdale heal and return to the community that we believed it was (“Enough On RJC,” Letters, Aug. 26).

Support For Ethiopian Jews

09/07/2016 - 09:38

The Jewish Week editorial, “Once More, Bring Ethiopian Jews Home” (Aug. 3), relating to the plight of the Jews remaining in Addis and Gondar, has been brought to my attention.

Not A Part To Legal Case

09/07/2016 - 09:37

Quoting from Gary Rosenblatt’s Sept. 2 column, “Anatomy of a Takedown”: “This is a ... tale of what can happen when the impulse among some ... to lash out — in a fierce and often personally damaging way — with whom they disagree plays out. It’s about the harmful ripple effect fueled by... a facts-and-intention-be-damned approach: Ready, Fire, Aim. ...The results, fed by self/righteousness ... and a miscalculation and feelings of hurt and alienation.”

Shulamith Schools Are Separate

09/07/2016 - 09:28

As the chairman of the board at Shulamith School for Girls of Brooklyn, I am writing to express my disappointment with your inaccurate and erroneous reporting (“Day School Teachers’ Battle For Back Wages Coming To A Head,” Sept. 2).

Shedding Light

08/31/2016 - 00:19

I am so thrilled that Hilary Danailova decided to share her “find” with readers of her Travel column in “Old Kishinev’s Hybrid Culture” (Aug. 26), which discusses her discovery of Moldova’s Jewish community.

Unfair Portrait Of Aliyah

08/31/2016 - 00:18

In “Lifeline For The Aliyah From Hell” (Aug. 26), reporter Michele Chabin quotes a disgruntled American oleh: “I’d had enough, that they bring us here and drop us like a hot potato.”

Imposed Solution

08/31/2016 - 00:17

With all due regard for Robert Sugarman’s past service to Israel and the Jewish people, his narrow perspective in “The Pressing Need for a Two-State Strategy” (Opinion, Aug. 5) fails to take into account the dynamics of many parties bearing responsibility for the lack of progress in reaching a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Defending Ibn Ezra

08/24/2016 - 00:04

Poor Abraham Ibn Ezra! In Jewish discussions of the authorship of the Pentateuch, in particular of the Book of Deuteronomy (Devarim), this great 12th-century commentator and linguist has been so often misquoted, misinterpreted and misunderstood.

Enough On RJC

08/24/2016 - 00:03

Having grown up in the Riverdale Jewish Center and as someone still strongly tied to that community, I am dismayed by the irresponsible reporting of this paper (“Financial Woes for Riverdale Congregation,” Aug. 12). At this point Rabbi Rosenblatt (yes, we are well aware that the editor is not related) has resigned, as mutually agreed upon with the shul leadership. There is no question that the rabbi helped many individuals and families over his three decades of service to the RJC, and that he also has a family whose sensitivities need to be respected.

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