Antagonistic Views


It is incomprehensible why a newspaper with “Jewish” in its name would include two juxtaposed, Jewishly negative Opinion pieces (July 14) to antagonize its readers.

In one piece, Paul Golin, although he identifies himself as “working in the organized Jewish community,” notes that he has intermarried, admits that he is an atheist and explains that the Society for Humanistic Judaism, of which he is the executive director, “dropped the God liturgy 50 years ago.”

In the second Opinion piece, Francine Klagsbrun strikes out at and denigrates elements of the Orthodox community in Israel who, she writes, “spew out venom” in defense of their religious values.

The negative arguments presented in these Opinion pieces had no place in a newspaper intended to advance Jewish causes, Jewish progress and Jewish values.

Riverdale, Bronx