• Access for all to Israel’s holy sites

    To the Editor: We American Jews, the majority of which are not Orthodox, have a great affinity for Israel, and it is not just the sense of justice that brings the deep support that Israel receives from the U.S. government. The security, vitality and pride in a vibrant Israel is a core value of American… More ▸

  • NIF gets things wrong, particularly when it comes to NGO Monitor

    To the Editor, The heated public exchange between New Israel Fund and Israeli student group Im Tirzu is part of an important debate on the international political activities and impacts of NIF-sponsored Israeli NGOs that claim a human rights agenda. In his response to Im Tirtzu, however, NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch throws a few side… More ▸

  • J Street is no voice for pro-Israel community

    To the Editor: I got a laugh out of JTA quoting J Street’s Jeremy Ben Ami on pro-Israel congressional leaders who are retiring. So now J Street, the far left pressure group that opposes almost all of the Israeli government’s positions, speaks for the pro-Israel community in the U.S.? I don’t think so. I imagine… More ▸

  • In Newtown tragedy, Jewishness doesn’t matter

    To the Editor: Regarding your article titled "Jewish 6-year-old Noah Pozner youngest of Newtown shooting victims," it seems callous to bring religion into this. This has nothing to do with religion, yet you’ve found a way to insert it into this emotionally complicated tragedy. There’s no need to highlight any characteristic of the victims. There’s… More ▸

  • Honest about dreidel record

    To the Editor: Pursuant to the updated article you wrote concerning the dreidel spinoff at Binghamton University, I am writing to clarify exactly what occurred. The Associated Press article was published 20 minutes after the event. We were contacted by AP immediately after the event and gave its reporter all the information we had —… More ▸

  • Help Israel’s ally Palau

    To the Editor: On Nov. 29, in opposition to Israel’s position, 138 countries voted to grant Palestine non-member observer state status in the United Nations. Forty-one countries abstained and only nine fearlessly stood with Israel. One of the nine was Palau, a nation of only 21,000 people spread out over 250 islands throughout the Pacific…. More ▸

  • Misleading on BJ rabbis ‘regret’

    To the Editor: Your headline on the Breaking News item "N.Y. shul’s rabbis ‘regret’ email praising U.N. Palestine vote" was misleading. The B’nai Jeshurun rabbis did not regret the substance of their message or the fact that it was communicated; they regretted that some people felt alienated by it.  Many of us, however, welcome their… More ▸

  • Changing face of activism

    To the Editor: Re the Opinion piece by Cheryl Halpern on student activism: I am a Jewish senior at the University of Maryland. I recently attended this year’s Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly conference in Baltimore, where Elie Wiesel and Natan Sharansky engaged in a "Historic Dialogue" surrounding the 25th anniversary of the… More ▸