Saturday, July 30, 2016 Tammuz 24, 5776
Rabbi's Behavior: It's Not Related to Renewal I want to balance an impression I received from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency article about Rabbi Mordechai Gafni (Nation & World: "Disgraced Rabbi Seeks to Relaunch Career, Despite Sex Allegations," July 17). The voices presented in this article are not reflections of the Jewish Renewal movement and its teachings. The sexual revolution of...
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Sage Predated Hagee on Cause of Holocaust While everyone was jumping all over Pastor John Hagee for his comments about the Holocaust (A Matter of Opinion: "Real Friends and Real Enemies," June 26), I wonder how many were aware of the book by Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtel that advanced a similar position. A noted scholar in prewar Hungary, Teichtel originally...
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No Excuse for State Investment in Terror On June 25, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.B. 1086 sponsored by Rep. Josh Shapiro to prohibit state pension funds from investing in foreign companies tied to Iran and Sudan -- countries that sponsor terrorism (People & Politics: "Divestment Bill Surmounts a Major Hurdle in Harrisburg," July 3). It is morally...
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Why Sympathetic About Something So Lethal? Though the Jewish Exponent typically is a stalwart defender of the Jewish state, I wish to take exception with the clearly sympathetic tone of the portrayal of the recent visit to Israel of Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer to Israel in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency report you published (Israel & Mideast: "In Israel, 'Lobby'...
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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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