Letters

Agrees With Kurtzer

07/16/2013 - 20:00

If anyone is in a position to understand the impact of events in both Egypt
and Israel, it is Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer [former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel] (“As Egypt Roils, Time For Israel To Pursue Peace Talks,” Opinion, July 12).

Lamm A Great Jewish Leader

07/16/2013 - 20:00

Rabbi Norman Lamm, one of the great Jewish leaders of the 20th century, has resigned his post [as chancellor and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University], and the public silence from the thousands who benefited from his leadership is deafening (“Norman Lamm Cites Mistakes As He Retires From YU,” July 5).

Lamm’s Honesty

07/09/2013 - 20:00

I hope everyone has read Rabbi Norman Lamm’s entire letter [of his resignation as chancellor and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University]. It is an incomparable
example of honesty and humility, as well as a prescription for all of us to
follow.

Sacrificial Lamm

07/09/2013 - 20:00

The news headline of “Norman Lamm Cites Mistakes As He Retires from YU” (July 5) misleadingly implies that he retired because of mistakes he made, even though the text of the article makes it clear that the “mistakes” occurred more than three decades ago.

Questions For Rabbis

07/09/2013 - 20:00

Regarding your editorial, “Time To Act On Agunot” (July 3), you rightly conclude that “it is time to increase social pressure on our rabbis to find
a way to make agunot a problem solved, not one that continues to stain our
community.”

RCA Active On Agunot

07/09/2013 - 20:00

In your July 3 editorial, “Time To Act On Agunot,” you took the Rabbinical Council of America to task for failing to pass a resolution at our recent convention mandating sanctions upon those rabbis who do not make use of a halachic prenuptial agreement.

Mideast Status Quo A Danger

07/02/2013 - 20:00

Gary Rosenblatt is correct in his assertion that “meaningful and effective change must come from within” for
Israel to pursue peace with the Palestinians (“Is ‘Change From Within’ Israel’s New Mantra?” June 28). That is why it is imperative
for those of us living outside the country to impress upon Israelis the peril
posed by the status quo.

Gratitude To The Red Army

07/02/2013 - 20:00

 Regarding professor David A. Fishman’s enlightening Opinion piece (June 7) discussing “Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told.”

Hoffman Fan

07/02/2013 - 20:00

I appreciate Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman’s scholarly, sensitive and inspirational comments on the weekly Torah portion when they appear in The Jewish Week. 

Claims Conference Woes

07/02/2013 - 20:00

The shenanigans going on with the Claims Conference for Holocaust funds is reprehensible (“We Cannot Investigate Ourselves … And Expect To Resolve Doubts, June 7).

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