Thursday, June 30, 2016 Sivan 24, 5776
Don't Expect Force to Fix Complex Political Crises Letter writer Sidney R. Goldstein attempted to refute Sen. Barack Obama's assertion that President John F. Kennedy negotiated with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev over the Cuban missile crisis (Letters: "Remember: Force Ended the Cuban Missile Crisis," June 5). Goldstein asserts that "JKF never dealt with -- let alone negotiated with -- the...
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Orthodox Also Call Shoah Punishment for Sins I'm the son of Holocaust survivors. All my life I have heard the proposition, "the Holocaust was God's punishment of the Jews for their sins," as expounded by Orthodox rabbis. I was always revolted by this notion. I've now come to realize that as a theological concept, it has internal consistency, as Jonathan...
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The Blessings of Diversity Realized in One Boy's Life The article, "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Panel Considers New Faces in the Crowd" (City & Suburb, May 29) struck a cord. When our son, Casey (Meir) entered this world years ago, we realized that he had been born to a tiny minority group, a Sioux Jew. He didn't look Jewish,...
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Praise for the Students Who Stood Up to Hatred I arrived at the [email protected] parade on the Parkway at the same moment that students of Barrack Hebrew Academy (formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy) were passing the "small group of black-clad demonstrators protesting the existence of the State of Israel" (Editorial: "Hate for Israel Can't Rain on Our Parade," May 22). The...
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Victims of Terror Deserve Coverage in 'Exponent' Earlier this month, two Jews -- Shuli Katz and Jimmy Kdoshim -- were murdered in cold blood in Israel. They were the victims of Palestinian terrorist rockets fired from Gaza. I read through the May 15 Jewish Exponent twice, hoping to see their names and read about who these people were. I was...
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