Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776
Putin's Aggression Follows Nazi Pattern Now that the revitalized Russian empire has made obvious its grip on Georgia -- the moral equivalent of the Nazis' Sudetenland -- it is only a matter of time before it moves to take control of the rest of that country (A Matter of Opinion: "Georgia Should Be on Their Minds," Aug. 14). Hitler waited...
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Author's Hate for Jews Overshadows Everything I very much disagree with Jonathan Tobin's praise of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (A Matter of Opinion: "Speak the Truth; Defeat the Lies," Aug. 7). For many Russians, Solzhenitsyn lost his credibility with his anti-Semitic book Two Hundred Years Together . Russian Jews were deeply offended by that publication. I was shocked when reading chapters of...
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Departing Consul Thanks Philadelphia Community In the Jewish tradition, in the Talmud, it says: Potchim bi'chvoda shel aa'ch'sanya , which means in English: "We open by praising the host." As I prepare to return to my home in Israel, after serving four years as Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, I must praise my...
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Article on Soldier's Family Glorifies Intermarriage A recent front-page article (Cover story: "Local Father Off to Iraq," July 10), prompted me to write. It concerned an interfaith couple, where the non-Jewish spouse was going off to Iraq to serve his country. While that is a very commendable thing to do and he should be saluted for it, the rest of...
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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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