For Dour Duo, Baseless Hatred

We are taught in Hebrew School that the Second Temple was destroyed on account of sinat chinam (baseless hatred ), such as that triggered by petty vindictiveness. The JT has offered a contemporary instantiation of this. I refer to recent Your Say letters by Nelson Marans (“Where’s the Respect?” Oct. 9)  and David Gitlitz (“Letter… Read More

‘Peace’ Groups? Anything But

With one child entering college next fall and another entering in two years, I am truly disgusted by stories of anti- Israel groups masking as “peace groups” (such as Jewish Voice for Peace),  or even as groups claiming to be Jewish and demanding the right to present their anti-Semitic views right in the very place… Read More

Carson’s Comments: Reasonable, Realistic

Should a person of the Muslim faith become a candidate for the presidency of the United States, asking that candidate the following questions would be appropriate: Do you accept women as equal to men in every respect, and will you condemn honor killings, forced genital mutilation and discrimination against women? Do you accept the LGBT… Read More

Bibi’s 44-Second U.N. Jab at Obama

The JT’s Oct. 9 story “Netanyahu’s Silent Treatment” reported that  during the Israeli prime minister’s U.N. address, he “stopped speaking for 44 seconds.” How interesting. Why 44 rather than, say, numbers with Jewish significance such as 7, 8, 40 or 18 and its multiples? Because he is a big fan of Major League Baseball  Hall-of-Famer… Read More

Preposterous Letter Deserves Response

The juxtaposition of the Oct. 16 Your Say letters “Pro-Israel Jews Are Ones Being Denied” (Nelson Marans) and “Letter Writer Guilty of Ideological Fraud” (David Gitlitz, M.D.) is serendipitous: The latter is a perfect  example of the lurid name calling and verbal intimidation calibrated to hinder free speech that the former depicts Palestinian sympathizers as… Read More

Carson’s Remark Makes Perfect Sense

I would like to comment on the JT’s Oct. 2 editorial, “Extremism in the Defense of, What?” On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” The editorial stated that “Carson’s statement was bigoted and incorrect.” The editorial… Read More

Letter Writer Guilty of Ideological Fraud

Although Rabbi Mitch Wohlberg is more than capable of defending himself and his opinions in this or any other venue, the remarks made by Gideon Donnelly (Your Say, Sept. 25) do more than criticize and impugn the rabbi and his shul; they are an exercise in propaganda and disinformation. Donnelly in his diatribe ignores the… Read More

Pro-Israel Jews Are Ones Being Denied

The claim by Jewish Voice for Peace, a longtime supporter of the Palestinian Arabs, that it is denied access to free speech is an example of the pot calling the kettle black (“On the Attack,” Oct. 9). Ask anyone on a college campus as to who is being denied access to free speech and certainly… Read More

With Muslim Influx, Europe Is Done

For hundreds upon hundreds of years, European countries have impoverished, stolen from, beaten, raped, terrorized, shot, bludgeoned to death, burned and finally gassed millions of their own Jewish citizens. Had they had their way, they would have continued until there were no more of these heavily middle-class and wealthy professionals who added immeasurably to their… Read More

There’s a Reason ZOA Not Welcome

No sooner have the High Holidays concluded with the closing of the gates at N’ilah on Yom Kippur, than Marc Caroff, flying in the face of all that was confessed during vidui and aided and abetted by the JT (Your Say, Sept. 25), soldiers on in business-as-usual fashion: To wit, the characteristic ZOA tactic of… Read More