Pork In The Bill

There are predators that “chase” ambulances and hearses to take advantage of or prey on the injured or dead for personal gain. The defeat of the  important Hurricane Sandy relief bill is the result of such selfish members of Congress who have no remorse over America’s pending financial disaster and played poker without the slightest… Read More

Women At The Western Wall

For unknown reasons, articles on women at the Western Wall (“Women at the Western Wall,” online only, Dec. 31) overlook a fact on the ground. The Israeli Supreme Court approved an arrangement whereby there are two sections of the Western Wall. The Western Wall Plaza follows minhag Jerusalem, which is Orthodox, while Robinson’s Arch is… Read More

Thank You

We want to thank the Jewish Times for its cover story about Ken Gelula and CHAI (“Life of CHAI,” Dec. 21).  On behalf of the entire CHAI community — especially our clients and residents — we want to confirm that the story captured the essence of Ken Gelula, the man and the greatness of his… Read More

NRA Remarks, Not Meaningful

I was distressed to see the Jewish Times give prominence to a story describing the National  Rifle Association’s position on the Newtown  Conn., school massacre (“At Last, NRA Speaks Out,” Dec. 28). The NRA is a trade association largely funded by the gun manufacturing industry and its sole mission is to sell more guns. You… Read More

More Impressive Company

I read with interest the article “Impressive Company” (Dec. 28).  However, the author made some factual errors. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is not the first Orthodox Jew in Congress. Congressman Hebert Tenzer (N.Y.) was my congressman as a young man growing up in the five towns. He also served as president of Congregation Beth Shalom and… Read More

Lamazal Tov

Regarding the Dec. 28 article “Birth- rites,” for many years, I was a childbirth educator (Lamaze method). I am an accredited Lamaze instructor. Many couples who came to classes in my home were Jewish, some more committed, some less. My home is a visibly Jewish home; many of the couples would ask me questions about… Read More

Baby Book Not New

Regarding “A Time To Be Born” (Dec. 28), my son was born in 1975, and yes, he has a Jewish baby book. The book has pages for a bris, bar mitzvah, confirmation and wedding. It was compiled by Sadie Rose Weilerstein and published by The National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America.  The… Read More

A Better Plan?

Rosellen Fleishman (“Artistic Controversy,” Letters, Dec. 21) damns the “Ultra Orthodox marginalized fanatics” for requiring that pictures of semi-nude people be covered up at a [Macks Center for Jewish Education] exhibit [hosted by the Jewish Community Center. I wonder if she knows that those so-called fanatics have spent thousands of hours studying a plan of… Read More

A Poem For Sandy Hook

The mothers drove their children to school that day Before they left, “have a good day” they all did say Not knowing what the day would have in store Having faith everything would be OK for sure. The good Lord did give and 20 souls he took From a small public school named Sandy Hook…. Read More

Sandy Hook Victims Will Be Remembered

The recent demonic event in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and seven adults were murdered, has surely effected a good majority of our citizens. Dec. 14, 2012 will — and should — be remembered by us. The families of those who died will forever be traumatized. There were many heroes that day, and I include… Read More