Not Enough Shavuot Coverage
Shavuot is a major Jewish holiday. It is one of the three yearly pilgrimage and agricultural festivals, along with Passover and Sukkot, and on Shavuot we celebrate the giving of the Ten Commandments.
You wouldn’t know this from the June 6 issue. On the front page there was a panel which listed for Shavuot “Ice Cream, Cheesecake and Milkshakes — Choices abound for the dairy-centric holiday” and referred people to page 12.
On page 12, there was a paragraph on the connection of dairy foods to Shavuot near the beginning of a two-page spread on places to buy dessert (“The Great Dairy Investigation of 2019”) in the Philadelphia area. There was no other article on Shavuot in this issue or the previous one, and Shavuot was not mentioned in the community calendar.
There is a lot more to Shavuot than dessert.
Finley Shapiro | Wynnewood
No, Trump Is Not Great
Oy vey. We can go back and forth over the merits of Donald Trump from here to your neighborhood deli and back. You can have your opinion, and I will have mine. But when someone once again says Trump is wonderful because his daughter married a Jew and converted to Judaism, I must respond. The letter writer on June 13 (“Trump is Great”) also tells us he is 92 years old. I suppose his age is supposed to impart wisdom. I am 73 years old, and I do not believe that Trump is a “breath of fresh air” as the writer suggests. I do not believe that putting children in cages or saying that white supremacists are “fine” people are the actions of someone to be admired.
Sheryl Kalick | Philadelphia