Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
Noting Another Rachel That Made the News Thank you for Jonathan Tobin's column regarding the play about Rachel Corrie (A Matter of Opinion: " 'Rachel Corrie' Was a Liar," Oct. 16). I am the mother of Rachel Thaler, of blessed memory, who died from wounds she received in a Palestinian suicide bombing in Karnei Shomron in February 2002. As Tobin...
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Who Gets the Blame If the War Continues? Opposition to the war in Iraq is getting extremely narrow in its focus (Cover story: "Parties Joust Over Merits of an Issue," Oct. 12). One major theme is that everything is President Bush's fault, and a minor theme is that everything is the Israeli lobby's and Israel's fault. During the Vietnam war,...
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The Community Must Act to Curb Gun Violence I was moved by Diane Edbril's piece (Opinion: "Will Guns Seal the Fate of Children in the 'Book of Life?' " Oct. 12). Edbril urged the Jewish community to take a strong position to prevent gun violence -- a timely plea. Why should we as Jews feel compelled to act? Many of...
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Call Them What They Are: Issues of Freedom As a 41-year-old married father who happens to be a Democrat, I take exception to the term "life-style issues" in the Exponent's story about how Jews vote (Cover: "Rise of the 'Culture Wars,' " Oct. 5). I am very pro-Israel. That said, for those who wonder how I, as a Jew, could...
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What Kind of 'Friend' Leaves a Nation Unaided? I feel compelled to respond to Paul D. Rosenstock's comments (Letters: "Don't Judge Candidates on One-Issue Line Items," Sept. 21). When it comes to former President Richard Nixon, it's always good to get the story straight. Many Americans believe he was a strong supporter of Israel, but he was never a friend...
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