Thursday, June 30, 2016 Sivan 24, 5776
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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Coulter and Evangelicals Need to Study Their Bible Ann Coulter's point -- that Jews need to be perfected by accepting Jesus -- simply articulated what evangelical Christians believe in their hearts, but avoid stating in order to make their message more palatable (Editorial: "Coulter Culture Shock," Oct. 18). By saying Jews need to be perfected, she is replacing the word...
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Taking Pride in Jews Who Serve in the Military Finally, we have something in print about Jewish people who serve the nation that we can be proud of (Cover story: "Philadelphia Native Sails Navy's 'Truman' Into Action," Oct. 18) and (A Matter of Opinion: "America's Silver Platter," Oct. 18). Jonathan Tobin hit two home runs. The country needs reminding that...
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