Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Nisan 25, 5776
Contact State Legislators Over Iran Divestment Bill It may be politically correct to equate the efforts of State Rep. Babette Josephs' Sudan divestment bill with State Rep. Josh Shapiro's broader Iran Pension System Divestment Initiative, which includes Sudan as well as North Korea and Syria (Editorial: "Legislative Inertia: No Excuse for Inaction," Nov. 21). But it is also naive and...
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Activists Worked for 20 Years to Change History Jonathan Tobin's column regarding the romanticism of the Soviet Jewry movement made some interesting points (A Matter of Opinion: "Recalling Our Greatest Triumph," Nov. 21). However, I think he did a disservice to many of us who worked for Soviet Jewry and were not part of the Jewish Defense League. I also...
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Want the 'Next Big Idea?' How About Shabbat? Contrary to the suggestion of the Jewish Exponent's editorial page, I remain unconvinced that increased funding for Jewish day schools should be the "next big idea" to ensure continuity ("Education's Our Only 'Next Big Idea,' " Nov. 8). Certainly, funding for Jewish education on all levels should remain a top priority. But...
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Don't Forget Sacrifices Made by Armed Services My fiance shipped out earlier this month aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. A member of a Pacific coast-based naval aviation squadron, he left Washington state to join the Truman, and had just enough time to unpack his gear before the ship headed out to sea. Given that there has been minimal news...
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Don't Forget Volunteers Who Fought for Israel! Concerning Jonathan Tobin's column about a new film on Israel's War of Independence that includes fictional Americans fighting for the Jewish state (A Matter of Opinion: "Film Bombs in 'Jerusalem,' " Oct. 25), I'm a Machal veteran, one of the real American volunteers. I fought from Feb. 2, 1948, until July 20, 1949,...
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