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04/22/2015 | | Letters

Menachem Rosensaft’s Opinion piece, “Extending The Holocaust Legacy” (April 17), caused me to reflect on my childhood, which led to my serving as head librarian at Martef Hashoah.
I was born in Transylvania and both parents
and older brother are survivors, each with a story. When we fled Communism, we
were first headed to Haifa via Italy with HIAS assistance. But at the last
minute, an uncle, a Holocaust survivor, was found in the U.S., and he agreed to
sponsor us. So I wound up in America, for most of my life, until I made
aliyah, and commenced a new career in Holocaust studies.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

Regarding Edith Everett’s online Opinion piece, “Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense,” easy choices are hard to come by, and thus one often has to simplify reality
in order to justify one choice or another.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

I have always enjoyed another point of view, which I was able to get from The
Jewish Week. However, with the latest online Opinion essay, Edith Everett’s “Why the Iran Deal Makes
Sense,” you have sunken to a new low in critical thinking and in your valuation
of supporting Israel.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

Rockland County legislature’s majority leader, Aron Wieder, did not narrate the OJPAC (Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council) video [referred to in “Unfair Video,” Letters, April 3].

04/15/2015 | | Letters

Both Kenneth Bialkin’s online Opinion piece, “The Framework – A Cul-de-Sac” (http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/framework-cul-de-...), and Edith Everett’s online Opinion, “Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense” (http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/why-iran-deal-mak...), about the Iran nuclear talks, presented
cogent, hard-headed analysis against wildly wishful thinking.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

In response to your Editorial, “Delaying The Inevitable” (April 3), last month, the Iranian mission at the United Nations wrote the International Atomic Energy Agency an “explanatory note” protesting resolutions by the organization that had questioned Iran’s nuclear aims. The document asserts that “nuclear material in Iran has never been diverted from peaceful purposes.” In fact, it uses the word “peaceful” 11 times. It’s time to call Iran’s bluff that their nuclear program exists only to provide for its people’s electrical needs. We should calculate Iran’s annual savings from its nuclear power plants, and offer to just give them that sum — in exchange for handing over every scrap of nuclear material and infrastructure.