Editorial & Opinion

Haredim Should Serve In The Army

06/18/2013 - 20:00

I do not believe there is any rational basis for one segment of society to not only assume the financial burden of supporting another segment, but the hardships of military service as well, simply because the recipients think it more important to study Torah (“Culture War Widening In Israel,” Between the Lines, June 7).

Europe, Japan Troop Levels

06/18/2013 - 20:00

David E. Fishman’s otherwise fine article in the June 7 issue (“Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told”) was marred by an egregious factual error.

World War II Troop Levels

06/18/2013 - 20:00

It was disconcerting to read, on the anniversary of D-Day, David E. Fishman’s
statement that in World War II “most of America’s armed forces were dedicated to the
war against Japan in the Pacific,” and were not in Europe (“Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told,” June 7).


Secular Lens, Religious Vision

06/18/2013 - 20:00

Thank you so much for printing the article, “Secular Lens, Religious Vision”
in your May 5 issue. Despite the fact that there have been “Orthodox” Jews
who have done or who have been accused of doing things, that are not what one
would be proud of, the Torah espouses a way of life that is quite beautiful.

Another View Of Immigration Reform

06/18/2013 - 20:00

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer presents a liberal viewpoint on immigration reform (“Immigration Reform Is A Moral And Religious Duty,” May 24) based upon a need for justice. Where is the justice for the
people who waited until they had legitimate visas to come to this country?

SecularLens, Religious Vision

06/18/2013 - 20:00

Thank you so much for printing the article, “Secular Lens, Religious Vision”
in your May 5 issue. Despite the fact that there have been “Orthodox” Jews
who have done or who have been accused of doing things, that are not what one
would be proud of, the Torah espouses a way of life that is quite beautiful.

Unclear Role Of AJCongress

06/18/2013 - 20:00

It is particularly troubling that the initial goals of the American Jewish Congress have become marginalized or uncertain (“Is AJCongress Jack Rosen’s One-Man Show?” May 10).

Flexibility Key To Carmel Success

06/18/2013 - 20:00

In regards to your April 18 article on the Carmel Academy (“The Best Of Both Worlds”), a key ingredient to Carmel’s success is the administration’s willingness to allow its teachers the flexibility to meet the needs of the children. What a novel idea in this era of standardized testing and “one-size-fits-all” education!

Sins Of Strength

06/18/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In his jealous madness, King Saul has many Priests killed and is stripped of the kingship. King David commits adultery and though punished, retains the kingship. The spies who distrust God and bring bad reports of the land of Israel perish in a plague, but more dramatically and severely, Korach and his band are swallowed up by the earth. Why the difference?

Rabbi David Wolpe

Talking With Ruth Calderon

In classroom and in parliament, MK Calderon aims to 'free and reclaim' Judaism.
06/18/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Jerusalem — In the hour she spent with 150 young Jewish entrepreneurs and social activists from around the world last Wednesday morning at the annual ROI (Return on Investment) Summit here, new Knesset member Ruth Calderon chose to teach a Talmudic text, coax thoughtful comments about it from her audience, apply the discussion to modern-day situations, and then welcome questions about current affairs.

Ruth Calderon
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