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

Where’s the Respect?

I was appalled at the vitriolic attack against both Rabbi Shmuely Boteach and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg for their opposition to the fatally flawed Iranian accord (Your Say, Sept. 25).  The least that should have been expected from letter writer Gideon Donnelly would have been civil discourse and some respect for the office of the rabbinate… Read More

Open Letter to Sen. Ben Cardin

So Ben, you knew your “no” vote wouldn’t stop the deal. (“Done Deal,” Sept. 11). You clamed you “don’t believe we got everything we needed” and that “we could have done better.” Maybe, but probably not since we were not the only country negotiating with Iran.  So, what was the real basis of your decision?… Read More

Mencken: Not Anti-Semitic

Although H.L. Mencken did not hold back on his criticism of Jews, his actions speak louder than his words (“Lecture Tackles Mencken’s Possible Anti-Semitism,” Sept. 4). At the time, in the late 1930s, he was one of the very few who spoke out in defense of Jews and criticized President Franklin Roosevelt for not doing… Read More

Rugelach: Dairy, yes!

The Sept. 18 article, “Rugelach Roundtable,” poses the question, “Does this beloved pastry need to be dairy to taste good?” My answer is “Yes.  Now I know why I never selected rugelach from a kosher dessert table. A proper chef will always use real ingredients — butter and cottage cheese. He or she will never… Read More

Beth Tfiloh or Beth AIPAC?

Rabbinic huckster Shmuely Boteach — complete with his own bobblehead doll, available for purchase on his own website — self-brands as America’s rabbi. If that is the case, then localite Rabbi Mitch Wohlberg is AIPAC’s rabbi and Beth Tfiloh, the congregation which he serves, should be renamed Beth AIPAC (“Time for Action: AIPAC CEO addresses… Read More

With Zionism, Jews Need a History Lesson

Under the surface of your recent article about a Red Emma’s customer offended by the lack of Zionist books (“MICA Student Admonished for Pro-Israel Views at Coffee Shop,” Sept. 11), there are revealing insights into our community’s psychology. The incident itself seems to be more about this customer’s demand to educate unwilling coffee shop employees… Read More

Slap in the Face to NPT Nations

Saul Edelman’s comments in his Sept. 18 Your Say letter are simply ludicrous. As a grossly distorted parody of my Your Say words (“The Iran Deal: An Outrage, Insult”, Sept. 4), they are reprehensible. To set the record straight, approximately 190 nations, including Iran and the U.S., are party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation… Read More