Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776
Museum Speaks of Past, Present and Future Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "Golden Ticket to Oblivion," Aug. 30) advocating increased funding for Jewish day schools is well taken, but his gratuitous attack on the National Museum of American Jewish History was unfortunate. Tobin clearly doesn't understand the dynamic role the museum will play in furthering Jewish education in...
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Community Must Find a Way to Fund Day Schools I applaud Jonathan Tobin for his analysis of day-school education, as described in "Golden Ticket to Oblivion" (A Matter of Opinion, Aug. 30). As a day-school administrator, I have seen firsthand how the high cost of tuition is a crippling obstacle for many Jewish families considering enrolling their children. Throughout our...
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At Holiday Time, Ask the Wealthy to Aid the Poor The debate concerning the Darfur asylum-seekers in Israel (Editorial: "Succor for Sudanese," Aug. 16) can be easily remedied. As noted in the editorial, a major sticking-point is financial: how to pay for the ongoing influx in the face of the crushing poverty experienced by thousands of Israelis left behind in...
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Don't Turn Our Backs on Intermarried Couples! We read with interest the two columns on intermarriage (Opinions: "Traitor or Tribe Member? Handling the Intermarried," Aug. 16). We think that Shmuley Boteach's approach is the only one we should heed. Research on conversion has shown that it takes about 17 years for a person to feel comfortable enough to convert. Given...
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Baffled by Biased Article Against Bush Veto Threat The lead article in the Jewish Exponent titled "Bush Threat to Veto Children's Insurance Baffles Groups," from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency did not deal with the issues (Cover story, Aug. 9). Only in the last paragraphs, at the bottom of page 18, does the writer mention some problems with the legislation. He...
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