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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Letters

It’s Time to Discuss Women in Spiritual Leadership Roles

I thank the editors of The Jewish Link for publishing the opinion of five area rabbis responding to the OU policy statement on the role of women in Orthodox Jewish life (“Reflections on the Current Debate on Women’s Professional Spiritual Leadership,” February 16, 2017). In a sensitive and respectful way, they have brought to light

The OU Doth Protest Too Much

Regarding “OU Opens Doors to Women Leaders,” (February 9, 2017) after reading the Orthodox Union’s 15-page “position paper” on women serving as rabbis, my first question was why are they doing this in the first place? If one has a halachic question do we call the Orthodox Union headquarters and ask for whom? If we have a question

Sharing Facts and Opinions Regarding Trump’s Immigration Order

Mr. Weinblatt’s missive (“News Publications Should Provide All the Facts,” February 9, 2017) opens with his lament that he is coerced to read your publication, which presents local, national and international news with topical analysis, which disturbs his Shabbat and is unfair and unbalanced. He then launches into a partisan

We Need to Go Back to Protecting People, Not Feelings

Regarding “Week One Prompts Polarized Reactions” (February 2, 2017), this type of overreaction is exactly the reason that “Republican” Donald Trump hoodwinked his way into the White House.

The Democratic Party used to protect people (except Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who notoriously closed the

Anti-Trumpsters Are Naive and Superficial

The women who organized the rally last Sunday (“Teaneck Woman Organize Anti-Trump Rally,” February 2, 2017) illustrate that most Jews are naive, superficial and a product of our biased media.

I grew up a liberal Jew.

Some Are Fearful to Give President Trump a Chance

In “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Belligerent” (January 26, 2017) by Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick, the Glicks wrote about their reaction to the post-inaugural “women’s march.” They stated “there is nothing normal about this protest,” and went on to compare the US presidential election to a

Choice in Education Helps Hold Educators Accountable to Parents

We have been informed by those who have been working on school vouchers for many years that they have finally succeeded in having a bill sponsored in Congress that can serve as a model and trailblazer for all 50 states. Although the bill only provides school vouchers in the District of Columbia, which comes directly under the jurisdiction

News Publications Should Provide All the Facts

After continuous exposure to exaggerated, one-sided, left-wing screaming all week, I hoped to enjoy a Shabbat respite, dealing only with uplifting Jewish news, insights and Torah. Unfortunately, the front page of The Jewish Link highlighted “progressive” protesters, these “heroes” providing the public with only one side of the real facts.

Their protests

Thank You for Highlighting PUAH

I’d like to thank the Jewish Link for publishing an article last year about the organization PUAH, in Brooklyn, which helps Jewish couples deal with infertility issues. Little did I know at the time that I would be passing the name on to a young couple. PUAH has been very helpful and supportive to them as they continue

Rabbi Student Should Not Map His Articles to an Individual

I find the context of Rabbi Student’s article to be most troubling (“Riding Home From the Inaugural Ball,” January 26, 2017).

Had a similar article been published six months ago as a generic discussion of Shabbos transportation it would have

Women’s March Protested Valid Concerns Regarding New President, Respectfully

Regarding Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick’s article, “Land of the Free, Home of the Belligerent” (January 26, 2017), your characterization of the Women’s March is distorted. All I was able to see of the march was that which I saw on TV and online on motzei Shabbos. But I talked to many people who were there and

The OU’s Silence Regarding President Trump’s Holocaust Statement Is Worrisome

The Orthodox Union’s silence on the White House’s deliberate omission of the Jewish people’s unique persecution during the Holocaust is incredibly unsettling.

This is not the first time the OU has shied away from critiquing the Trump