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I have written many letters to media outlets but this one is particularly painful. It’s easy to be critical of the NY Times and the other left-wing mainstream media about their anti-Israel coverage, and I find it refreshing to take refuge in The Jewish Link, which is “my” kind of newspaper. Because of this, I felt like I was punched in the gut when I saw the two
Regarding your lead story (“Have We Lost Cory Booker?” August 9, 2018), my only question is why that is a question at all. Mr. Booker has made clear where he truly stands vis-a-vis Israel and no effort to sugar coat it will change reality. In the past he delighted Jewish audiences by sharing Divrei Torah, so I’ll remind him of an opinion cited in the Talmud that
The editorial in the JLNJ asks whether Senator Cory Booker is still with us, (“Talk to Us Senator Booker. Talk to Us Now!” August 9, 2018) the pro-Israel Orthodox Jewish Community. As pointed out in an article in the Jewish Standard that same week, the episode in question was the result of a photo-op gone bad. Senator Booker was unaware of the
With regards to your headline “Have We Lost Cory Booker?” (August 9, 2018), we never had Cory Booker to begin with. Cory Booker had us.
It amazes me that with all the supposedly smart people we have in our communities, we constantly believe that there are
I read with mixed emotions Elizabeth Kratz’s commentary, “Have We Lost Cory Booker?” (August 9, 2018). I did not know whether to laugh or cry. She actually implies that the senator could somehow justify his actions and thereby preserve the support of the Jewish community. Seriously?
An incumbent United States senator holds up a sign reading “From
Regarding the man who wrote in response to Nina Glick’s article about plastic bags misled people (“What’s the Fuss Over Plastic Bags?,” July 19, 2018); he made it sound like it was fine/the best option to use regular plastic bags for groceries, and that we should not use reusable plastic bags. His opinions dissuade people from being
Two separate items in this week’s Jewish Link of New Jersey point to a very disturbing problem in the Jewish community today that requires more emphasis. The first is the op-ed by Eric Ruskin (“It’s Not the Nationality Law, It’s the Jewish State They Hate,” August 2, 2018) and the second is the book review by Ben Rothke
I read the opinion piece by Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick regarding “What’s the Fuss Over Plastic Bags?” (July 19, 2018) and, truth be told, I could not believe what I was reading.
First of all, even opinion pieces should contain some real facts. The “canvas” bag that the Glicks used in Canada and will use in the States is, in fact, not canvas but
I write as a past national chair of the Anti-Defamation League to correct the distortions in Jonathan S. Tobin’s biased descriptions of ADL’s positions (“Whatever Happened to the ADL,” July 19, 2018).
Throughout our long history, ADL has always been
The op-ed by Jonathan Tobin (“Whatever Happened to the ADL,” July 19, 2018) is an important reminder to Jews about the hijacking of the ADL, one of the formerly preeminent Jewish organizations, by it’s new CEO, Jonathan (“I Will Register as a Muslim”) Greenblatt, former staffer in the Clinton and Obama administrations. He has
Support for Israel is dropping at an alarming rate within the Democratic Party. The lone democracy in the Middle East is becoming more politicized between party lines than ever before. If Democratic support does not improve soon, Israel’s security may be at risk.
I was gratified to read Rabbi Menachem Genack’s positive review of the book “Nishmat HaBayit: Responsa on Pregnancy, Birth and Family Planning” in your July 26 edition. I too found the work containing contributions from several knowledgeable Yoatzot Halacha to be thorough and well-presented.