Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775
Jewish Kids and Xmas Trees Just Don't Mix I was very grateful to read that the experts mentioned in "Kosher Christmas Trees?" (Religion & Ethics, Dec. 21) insisted that your best bet to raising Jewish children is not having a tree at holiday time. As a Jew raised by a Jewish mother and Christian father, I disagree with parents raising...
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Key to Success: Keep Kids Learning, Make It Matter Alan Luxenberg took the words right out of my mouth (Opinion: "Seek a Serious Future? Then Get Serious About Educating Jewish Children!" Dec. 21). I was one of the few people from my Bat Mitzvah year to pursue Jewish education until age 18, mostly because my parents insisted that quitting was...
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Just Whose 'Holiday' Does That Tree Represent? Your article on holiday observances (Cover story: "Deck the Halls -- With What?" Dec. 20) reminded me of an issue that I faced as a teacher last December. I'd been employed for 12 years at Pemberton Township High School. During the last three of those years, the high school building had a Christmas...
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Fattah Backs Resolution on Iran Holocaust Denial Rep. Chaka Fattah strongly supports House Resolution 1091, which was approved with no dissenting votes on Dec. 8, "condemning in the strongest terms Iran's commitment to hold an international Holocaust-denial conference." Rep. Fattah believes the Iran Holocaust-denial conference to be abhorrent -- a ploy by pretend scholars and racists to debase the historic,...
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Who Supports Carter's Habitat for Humanity? I appreciated Jonathan Tobin's column about Jimmy Carter (A Matter of Opinion: "What's the Matter With Jimmy?" Dec. 7), but was surprised that he neglected to point out a frequently reported fact about Carter's favorite program, Habitat for Humanity. The funding for this program, which is itself a worthy cause, has come largely from...
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