Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775

Dan Krakow
The current model of whirlwind Birthright trips and semester-long MASA programs is not in-depth enough to create real, lasting connections to Israel, says the former director of Young Judaea programs in Israel.
Letter writers attempt to explain the husband of a terrorist victim's identification with the attackers, promote the importance of understanding the dangers of Jewish genetic diseases and ponder the significance of the term "Jews of no religion."
The late educator played a major role in cultivating Jewish life at home, in Israel and even in the U.S. Navy, and his influence will continue to be felt long after his passing.
Joseph Puder
A local leader in Israel advocacy calls on Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel to reconsider its decision to host David Harris-Gershon as planned.
Harris Devor
A member of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel lauds the process his shul used to determine whether or not to allow David Harris-Gershon — an author who has supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel — to go ahead with a scheduled appearance.