Letters

Student Writing Award

10/27/2015 - 20:00

I was delighted to see the article and picture about our competition, The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing, and the
2015 winner, Maetal Gerson (“Aaron Copland Inspires Young Writer,” Oct. 23).

BDS Money

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Regarding “BDS Money Trail Suggests Opaque Funding Network” (Oct. 16): So between the Jewish National Fund and Sheldon Adelson alone, the anti-BDS movement has received $150 million whereas groups supporting BDS have, by comparison, a pittance in their coffers ... and the Zionist lobby is still afraid?

Inadequate Reporting

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Palestinians are attacking Israelis — stabbing them, running them over, attacking them with meat cleavers, shooting them. And another Jewish Week front-page article avoids giving voice to the Jewish victims and their families. Instead, Israel correspondent Joshua Mitnick interviews Palestinians and conveys their concerns and complaints, the formula for his articles in the Christian Science Monitor and Wall Street Journal (“Attacks Testing Notion Of Coexistence,” Oct. 23).

Unhappy With JW Coverage

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Jews are being stabbed, shot, blown up … by Palestinian terrorists throughout Israel, incited by their “moderate” President Abbas, while The Jewish Week responds with the inane front-page story: “Israelis’ New Normal Means Jiu-Jitsu, Pepper Spray” (Oct. 9). Tell that to the Henkin children and the families of the other murdered Israelis.

Fallacy Of ‘Rebranding’

10/27/2015 - 20:00

Contributing editor Nathan Jeffay thinks that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could have been “ahead of the game” –– the predictable groundswell of international opprobrium when Israel responds to terrorist threats with military action –– by saying more about Israel’s preparedness for peace and willingness to make difficult concessions (“Bibi’s Missed Chance At UN,” Oct. 9).

Naïve Mentality

10/20/2015 - 20:00

Your Editorial, “A Stab In Jewish Hearts” (Oct. 16), correctly speaks out against the unfairness of making an equivalence between those Israelis who are killed at the hands of terrorists and the terrorists who are killed while trying/succeeding to kill innocent people.

What’s In A Hospital Name?

10/20/2015 - 20:00

I would like to congratulate Dr. Edward Halperin on his excellent opinion essay, “Jewish Hospitals Are Becoming Extinct” (Oct. 8), on the origin and disappearance of many Jewish hospitals. However, citing the change of name of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NS-LIJHS) to Northwell Health System as an example of a Jewish hospital becoming extinct is inaccurate.

New Israel Fund On BDS

10/20/2015 - 20:00

Although the author notes that the New Israel Fund “denies being involved in the BDS movement” (“BDS Money Trail Suggests Opaque Funding Network,” Oct. 16), he suggests otherwise by listing us among BDS organizations. This is journalistically unacceptable and destructive for the pro-Israel community.

Confused By DOE Policy

10/13/2015 - 20:00

I am confused by the fact that public schools, in order to get money from the
state, must comply with Department of Education rules, regulations, curricula, submit accurate
information regarding academic achievement, or else, in many cases, money is withheld from the schools. (“Reversing Course, DOE Vows To Broaden Yeshiva Probe,” Oct. 9) For example: withheld money for special education placements in
East Ramapo, which is in repeated expensive litigation.

On Reconstructionist Decision

10/13/2015 - 20:00

Regarding “Smallest Movement Takes Big Step Toward Inclusion,” Oct. 2: So the Reconstructionists will no longer care whether the spouse of a future
rabbi of theirs is Jewish or not. Good for them.

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