Thoughtful News


Thank you for Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “With The Times Under Siege, Jewish Reporters Hit Back,” May 24. We frequently hear the most partisan pro-Israel community express the same criticisms of Haaretz that they level against The New York Times.   

Here, where would we be as literate New Yorkers, literate Jews without Joseph Berger, Clyde Haberman, Joseph Lelyveld, Ron Lieber, David Okrent, Bari Weiss, Bret Stephens, et al., and the even younger advancing journalists?  

Are you reading the New York Post for literary criticism? Checking the Daily News for reporting about the variety of intellectual forums presented at Jewish institutions throughout the city?

Though greatly distressed by The Times’ publication of the cartoon of Netanyahu and Trump, I know that I will always find thorough and thoughtful news about the world Jewish community in that same newspaper.

I am visiting friends in Baltimore this weekend who’ll be happy I’m bringing The Jewish Week and will find Rosenblatt’s column about The New York Times as salient and sensible as I did.