Letters

Foxman On Pruzansky

11/12/2014
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Whatever disagreements Rabbi Steven Pruzansky may have with The Jewish Week or its editor, Gary Rosenblatt, his comparison of this newspaper with the vile, anti-Semitic Nazi rag Der Stürmer was simply unacceptable.

Sol Wachlter Responds

11/12/2014
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I refer to last week’s article written by Hella Winston relating to emails exchanged between me and the former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes (“Wachtler-Hynes Emails Had It Wrong On Kellner”). Her story concerned the Kellner case then pending in DA Hynes’ office. Although I thought my communication concerning The Jewish Week story of Jan. 13, 2013 was a private one, I have no problem with it having been made public.

European Jewish Life

11/05/2014
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Kudos to Gary Rosenblatt for his balanced column on the future of European Jewish life (“Don’t Write Off European Jewry,” Oct. 31). While the Jewish world rightly focuses on the virulent anti-Semitism currently spreading throughout Europe, its also important to draw fuller attention to another important phenomenon taking place on the continent — the continued renewal and maturation of Jewish communities after their decimation during the Holocaust and Communism.

Bitter Ironies

11/05/2014
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Regarding the Editorial, “Bibi Takes On The World” (Oct. 31), in the war between good and evil, neutrality is not an option. 
Lively, respectful debate is the cornerstone of democratic constitutions but
when it comes to foreign policy, neutrality can prove fatal.

Supportive Of ‘Bibi’ Editorial

11/05/2014
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I hope Prime Minister Netanyahu, the rest of Israel’s government, and the
Israeli electorate are paying attention to The Jewish Week’s Editorial, “Bibi
Takes On The World” (Oct. 31).

Disgraceful Editorial

11/05/2014
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Your Oct. 31 Editorial, “Bibi Takes On The World,” is perhaps the most disgraceful
Editorial ever by The Jewish Week.

Looking For Safe Place

11/05/2014
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Rabbi Jessica Minnen thinks we need sex ed to discuss Rabbi Barry Freundel’s alleged mikvah
spying (“Fresh Relevance For New Sex-Ed Program,” Oct. 24). [If the charges against him prove true], what we need is to put the rabbi — a predator — in jail for sex crimes.

On Waiting For An Apology

10/29/2014
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Elana Maryles Sztokman is waiting for an apology from Orthodox men “who are so easily
counted and heeded, who have a voice and a place and are free to participate
in the community practically any way that their hearts desire” (“My Feminist Struggles With Yom Kippur,” Opinion, Oct. 3).

Start Over

10/29/2014
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Clearly the RCA (Rabbinical Council of America) is a deeply flawed and troubled organization. 
(“Orthodox Women Vow To ‘Take Back The Mikvah’,” Oct. 24)

Include Agunot

10/29/2014
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In the wake of the Rabbi Barry Freundel tragedy, The Jewish Week published several articles last week about the need for increasing women’s roles in Orthodox Judaism.  To a large extent, the articles focused primarily on increasing women’s roles in connection with mikvah and conversion. I would add that women should also play a greater role in the way batei din (religious courts) deal with agunot (women unable to divorce). I suggest that a panel of agunot and former agunot be an official part of the process when a beit din is dealing with an agunah case.

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