Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
Jewish Groups Should Steer Clear of Abortion The cover story about the abortion debate ("Groups Rev Up to Fight Over Ruling on Late-Term Abortion," April 26) perplexed me. I don't understand why a Jewish organization like the Anti-Defamation League feels the need to take a stand on the issue. Is abortion uniquely Jewish? There are plenty of other organizations --...
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Why Do People Still Subscribe to the 'Times'? Thank you for Jonathan Tobin's piece on The New York Times' Andrea Elliott's mini-novel on the "moderate" imam (A Matter of Opinion: "Another Pulitzer Prize Disgrace," April 19). I recall reading the first few paragraphs and feeling revulsion. The remarkable thing is the number of Jews who still subscribe to that Israel-...
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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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