Letters, The Week of Nov. 19, 2015


Community members discuss the ADL, KI and community engagement. 

Do Something to Support Students
Jews are harassed on campus from the east to the west coast by the so-called Students for Justice in Palestine and nothing is done to stop it. Outside of the Zionist Organization of America, not a word is heard from any mainstream Jewish organization.  
I know it’s too much to ask for a hunger strike, but couldn’t ADL, AIPAC, Federation and others join with ZOA in an effort to protect our Jewish students and other Israel supporters?
Zachary Margolies | Philadelphia
Recognizing and Appreciating Change
Having noticed, for some time, the revisions of the Jewish Exponent, I congratulate all those concerned with the implementation of beneficent changes.
I am particularly fascinated with the human-interest articles that reveal, explore and examine the lives of those contemporaries that are involved in the betterment and improvement of 21st century issues, their thoughts and actions of contemporary Judaism.
I wish all staff continued success. The above-cited example revives my appreciation for quality journalism.
Barry Jacobs | Philadelphia
Expanded Coverage Is Overdue, Appreciated
Many thanks for the improved coverage of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in your Community Calendar page. I do not know who, if anyone, intervened, but I am most pleased and grateful. I asked Peter Soloff about it but he denied any part. We have countless events and activities going on at K.I., which, for years, to my great dismay, have been overlooked. The coverage in the last several issues has been inspiring. Thank you and please continue.
David Rosenthal MD, FACP | Upper Gwynedd
We Hear You (As Evidenced by P. 38)
I am a lifelong reader of the Exponent, a longtime resident of Center City and a member of Congregation Mekor Habracha. There has been ongoing national and local debate about the decline of Jewish affiliation. It is clear, however, that Center City Jewish life has seen a revitalization, and Mekor has played a major role by attracting all age groups, including graduate student and young professionals. I was dismayed, therefore, that the Exponent declined to cover our recent festivities in Rittenhouse Square to dedicate a beautiful new Torah. Coverage of our milestones is an important way to inspire increased participation in Jewish institutions.
Julia Weinberg Rafsky | Philadelphia


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