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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.

04/22/2015 | | Letters

 This month marks the 50th anniversary of what has become, after “Hatikvah,” the second Jewish national anthem — Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s “Am Yisrael Chai.”

04/22/2015 | | Letters

I have one reservation about Gary Rosenblatt’s excellent column (“Preparing For College? Consider The Israel Factor,” April 17). It regards inclusion
of the Ari Shavit book, “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” [as recommended for reading].

04/22/2015 | | Letters

Regarding the article, “Synagogue Dues And Don’ts” (April 10), several questions must be answered for a reader to think that the results
stated in the UJA-Federation study of voluntary pledging, are valid, reliable and not spurious.