Saturday, February 24, 2018

Letters

A Heartfelt Plea to Save a Young Woman’s Life

A close family friend and young member of a community close to our hearts suffers from kidney failure and must have a kidney transplant, blood type A or O.

Our family friend is associated with

Can Cultural Shift Help Prevent Mass Shootings?

The school shooting in Florida is a horrific tragedy by any standard. Unfortunately, mass shootings have been a staple in America for a long time. In the aftermath of these events, there are the inevitable questions of why they occur and how to prevent them in the future.

Can Coincidences of Purim Civil Dates Be Meaningful?

In 1953 Purim fell on March 1. That day murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin collapsed of stroke (or poison) and died without regaining consciousness four days later. The happening on Purim 1953 was not a random coincidence but a summit of a massive anti-Jewish campaign known as “Doctors’ Plot.”

YU Professor Expressed ‘Nuanced Personal View’

The headline to Elizabeth Kratz’s “community news” article (“YU Prof. Signs B’Tselem-Linked Letter Protesting Jerusalem as Capital of Israel,” December 28, 2017) mischaracterized the academics’ letter that Yeshiva University Professor Jess Olson signed: it was not “protesting Jerusalem as

Jerusalem Is Not an Occupied Territory

Regarding “YU Prof. Signs B’Tselem-Linked Letter Protesting Jerusalem as Capital of Israel,” (December 28, 2017): First of all, the president didn’t “declare” Jerusalem as the capital; Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel. Representing the U.S., Trump

Mischaracterizations in Jewish Link Article on YU’s Jess Olson

I’m writing out of concern for what I see as no fewer than three mischaracterizations in a piece you published by Elizabeth Kratz attempting to smear a member of the Westchester Jewish community, YU Professor of Jewish History Jess Olson (“YU Prof. Signs B’Tselem-Linked Letter Protesting Jerusalem

Mischaracterizations in Jewish Link Article on YU’s Jess Olson

I’m writing out of concern for what I see as no fewer than three mischaracterizations in a piece you published by Elizabeth Kratz attempting to smear a member of the Westchester Jewish community, YU Professor of Jewish History Jess Olson (“YU Prof. Signs B’Tselem-Linked Letter Protesting Jerusalem

On Adult Children Who Pull Away From Their Families

My husband and I always had complete kavod and derech eretz for our parents and took care of them. That was a given in those days.

Some young adults in today’s generation, sadly and unfortunately, feel that it is an option

Confessionals Should Be Used for Personal Growth

There was one crucial stone left unturned in Elizabeth Kratz’s resonant and comprehensive “Don’t Guard Your Tongue? TMI and the Confessional Personal Essay” (October 19, 2017): it’s so easy for us to get caught up in thoughts of “How can this author share such private information?” that we

Eruv Article Didn’t Mention Rabbi Marder and the Hebrew Institute of White Plains

We are writing in our capacity as co-presidents of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains to both thank you for including an article about the recently completed White Plains/Scarsdale eruv expansion (“Expanded Eruv Unites Scarsdale and White Plains,” August 31, 2017) and also to request that you issue

Rabbi Greenberg’s Name Was Missing From the Eruv Article

Regarding your August 31 story, “Expanded Eruv Unites Scarsdale and White Plains,” Rabbi Shmuel Greenberg has been and continues to be the halachic authority for the White Plains eruv. Rabbi Haim Jachter supervised and maintains the new extension to the eruv.

Opening My Eyes to Your Generosity

Editor’s note: The following letter from Lesley Lipsitz was sent to us for publication by Elchanan Dulitz, who reported that the funding required by the family for Josh Lipsitz’s

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