Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775
Blame the Unafilliated, Who Chose Not to Belong! It was with considerable chagrin that I read your article on the closing of 50-year-old Congregation Beth Chaim and its merger with Congregation Shaare-Shamayim, particularly since I experienced the merger firsthand as a member of the Beth Chaim merger committee (Cover Story: "One Door Closes, Another Opens Up," Jan. 19). However, the...
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In one column, Jonathan Tobin decries Steven Spielberg's "Munich" for suggesting a moral equivalence between victims (Israelis) and victimizers (PLO terrorists). Soon after, (A Matter of Opinion: "Politically Holier than Thou," Jan. 5), he turns around and does the exact same thing with respect to Jewish religious progressives, such as the Union of Reform Judaism and Christian conservatives who are...
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No Real Threat to Israel in Spielberg’s Movie Regarding “What’s Worth Getting Upset About?” (A Matter of Opinion, Dec. 29): Jonathan Tobin is entitled to his view of the film “Munich.” What he should not do is impugn my motives as to why I don’t see the movie as he does. My opinion of “Munich” has nothing to do with...
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Red Cross Cave-In: Who Says It’s Really a Win? The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that Israel finally won recognition and was accepted into the Red Cross: “Jewish groups welcomed adoption of the red diamond, and hoped that the development would lead to the MDA full membership in the international organization” (Israel & Mideast: “A Diamond Is a Jew’s Best Friend?”...
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Learn the Right Way to Cook Persian Rice! You recently published a recipe for Persian rice that was so wrong, I simply had to respond (Cooks & Cuisine: “Fall Into Flavor,” Nov. 10). Given my own personal history of living in Iran and cooking its food, I don’t want your readers to think that what was printed was correct. First,...
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