Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775
Author Says Book Questions Authenticity In his letter, Micah Sachs criticizes my book Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her? and its review by Robert Leiter ("Biased, Offensive Books Don't Deserve Praise," April 19). I take issue with the accusations stating that praise for my book implies "denigrating sincere converts," "dignifying intolerance" and "supporting attitudes that diminish the community." Apparently,...
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No Jewish Welcome for Illegal Immigrants! Concerning your April 5 editorial about immigration, Americans do indeed "Welcome the Stranger." We are a country of strangers. Our parents and grandparents came to America from foreign countries, worked hard and built up this country, and they were welcomed here. The difference is that they came legally. How can you condone immigrants --...
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Biased, Offensive Books Don't Deserve Praise! In his review of Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov's new anti-intermarriage treatise, Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her? (Books & Writers: "The Marriage Imbroglio," March 29), Robert Leiter says that Shemtov's "clearheaded explanations" for why Jews shouldn't intermarry "can hardly be refuted." To the contrary, they can hardly be sustained. To suggest, as Leiter does,...
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Isi Leibler
Over the past year, escalating complaints and demands for greater transparency have been directed against the management of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the organization responsible for recovering and distributing Jewish assets plundered by the Nazis. Many of the complaints are long-standing, and were exposed in 1997 in a series of articles by Netty C...
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Time to Bring the Troops Home From Costly War Concerning Jonathan Tobin's column on whether Jewish organizations should oppose the war in Iraq (A Matter of Opinion: "Standing Against the Tide," March 22), my message is simple: Please bring the troops home from Iraq! It is more than time. More than 3,000 have died, with many thousands wounded. We cannot...
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