Editorial & Opinion | Letters

04/29/2015 | | Letters

Rabbi Wolpe’s column, “Learning And Legacy” (April 24), is brilliant, a torpedo against critics of the Torah. Yes, as he says, knowledge and life are key.

04/29/2015 | | Letters

In response to “Safe Space for Orthodox Gays” (April 17), some suggestions by Merchav Batuah are positive. Certainly, students
should not be forced to go through reparative
therapy, which has long-term harmful effects. 
Nor should an Orthodox organization force
out a gay member just as it should not
force out those who do not keep kosher
or Shabbat. 


04/29/2015 | | Letters

In his column, “A Woman’s Plight, A Community’s Shame” (April 24), Gary Rosenblatt added his voice to those men who are uncomfortable with reciting the blessing: “Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has not made me a woman.” He correctly noted that the blessing is recited to remind men that they are commanded to fulfill time-bound mitzvot for which women are exempt.

04/29/2015 | | Letters

Regarding Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “A Woman’s Plight, A Community’s Shame” (April 24): Why the rabbis refuse to give the woman the get [religious divorce] she needs is beyond
comprehension since it denies her the chance of having more Jewish children. 
Being an agunah is a crime against marriage.

04/29/2015 | | Letters

In response to Doug Bloomfield’s Political Insider blog post, “AIPAC Opposes Bibi’s Amendment”: Regarding Mr. Adelson, I could not disagree with Bloomfield more strenuously. If there is one thing Jews should have learned by now, it’s that being docile and just going along, trusting others in authority to protect us and prioritize our interests, does not work.

04/29/2015 | | Letters

Thank you for a very eloquent Editorial, “The First Genocide: A Century Later” (April 24), on the Armenian genocide. It is sad
that politics have influenced recognition of this tragic event and has denied
the healing process that such recognition would provide to the descendants even
100 years later.