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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

Thank you for printing the front page article “Could Foreigners Who served in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges?” By Barak Ravid in your August 25 issue. The article quoted a letter written by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki concerning prosecuting foreign volunteers for the IDF for war crimes. Perhaps you would be so kind as to

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I don’t believe I had ever seen a halachic decision rendered by a newspaper editorial until I was sent yours concerning metzitza bipeh, oral suctioning after ritual circumcision (editorial, August 28).

While your editorial board may feel that the practice runs afoul of Judaism’s forbiddance to endanger life, rest assured that

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

If it walks like a duck and it quacks, does it matter whether you call it a sports bar or sports restaurant? In my opinion, it does not matter what you call it. If the end result is that we are exposing ourselves and our youth to alcohol, there will be trouble down the road.

In JLBC’s Aug 28th article, an owner of this new establishment

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To the Editor:

I find it appalling that so many American Jews think that proving they’re not racist is a more important goal than protecting Israel. I just came across a very erudite website called http://mahdiwatch.com which is one of the scariest things I have ever read from a valid academic source. I think that common sense dictates that if someone’s

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To the Editor:

Regarding “Reclaiming Modern Ortho­doxy” (JLBC 8/14/2014).

When I came to this country, some 25 years ago, I tried to understand the trends, groups and institutions around and their interrelations. At a certain point I was describing the Orthodox behavior using the following metaphor: “If an Or­thodox Rabbi would ever ordain an

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I am the author of the 9/11 Museum ar­ticle that Adam referenced in his piece, “March of the Living.” If possible, can you please let Adam know that I read his arti­cle and was really moved by his words. As a mom, I have to admit, I feel a little guilty that he missed his class trip. But that’s not the point of course. Adam’s story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

As CEO and owner of an Executive Search firm, The Joel Paul Group, I read with interest Y. Lieber’s article (7/17, p.69). I agree with all his advice to candidates writ­ing a résumé, except one.

I receive feedback from hiring manag­ers that the “Objective” section of a résumé is not needed. They view it as filler. Simply

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To the Editor:

We write in response to the letter from Rabbi Eisenman in last issue of the JLBC.

Dear Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman:

We understand that this horrific event puts us all at a loss for words.

Of course it is close to impossible to explain G-d’s action here.

However, there are several suggestions we might offer

May Their Memories Be a Blessing

Words seem meaningless this week, even as millions of words have been uttered in prayer and written in newspapers and on so­cial media, because there is nothing we can do or say to ease the pain of parents who lost their children in senseless acts of violence—par­ticularly when that violence has festered for so long. We can only continue to pray and hope that

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor

With a heavy heart I can’t help but think of the following verse from this week’s Torah Portion – Balak:

“How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel! As for me, O God abounding in grace, I enter your house to worship with awe in Your sacred place. To You, Eternal One, goes my prayer: may this be a time of

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

Since the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli students in the West Bank by Hamas, the world’s press seems to be complying with a total gag order on the story.  Now that Palestinians are affronted by Israel’s search methods, that is what is being covered.  But what is overlooked, again, is the lack of moral equivalency between the

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I just wanted to thank you for the arti­cle in the Jewish Link (Cover article – May 15 “Team Zeidel Rallies Community for ALS Research”) about our family’s efforts to raise money for the ALS Association. The article was beautifully written and we re­ceived so much positive feedback from it! Also, it helped us spread the word about the