Restarting U.S.-Israel Relationship Also Depends on Palestinians

As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his campaign for re-election, I am even more troubled by statements coming out of the White House calling for a reassessment of policy toward Israel, including a reconsideration of the historic American veto in the U.N. Security Council. Let me… Read More

Fact: JVP Wages War on Israel

In its shockingly sympathetic and uncritical coverage of the annual membership meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace (“Jewish Voice for Peace Converges in Baltimore,” March 20), the JT mischaracterizes JVP as a benign organization whose “progressive look at the Middle East” emphasizes “sympathy toward the Palestinian people.” In fact, the JVP wages political warfare against… Read More

You Want Twisted Logic?

As a matter of full disclosure, why was it not noted that Alexander Murinson’s From This View (“Twisted Logic,” March 20) is a politically motivated piece of Israeli scholarship in the service of Azeri — and, ironically, Turkish — propaganda? Azerbaijan and Armenia are technically at war because of a dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh. The Jewish… Read More

Where Are JT’s Pro-Israel Articles?

Again, the JT is flying its ultra-liberal colors by running an article on something called Jewish Voice for Peace, which must be some kind of spinoff of J Street (“Jewish Voice for Peace Converges in Baltimore,” March 20). JVP seems to have had its annual convention, which drew about 200 people, in Baltimore. I would… Read More

JWRP: Project for All Affiliations

In response to Sol Edelman’s “Your Say” letter of March 27, I would like to share his concern that we, the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, were represented as an Orthodox outreach organization in the JT’s “United Through Motherhood” (March 20). He felt that it was misleading, I totally agree. It is misleading and not true…. Read More

No Guilt Here

“Eating the Matzoh Diet” (March 27) provides us with two recipes and a host of information regarding alternate Passover foods. I was advised in the article to consider eating alternate Passover foods with the following in mind such as “fiber content, nutritious options, protein, healthier choices, liquid calories, antioxidants, gluten free and vitamins.” I will… Read More

Rabbi Buchdahl: A Great Draw

I read with interest your article on why synagogues such as Temple Emanuel have lost members (“Congregational Evolution,” Feb. 20). In Temple Emanuel’s case, perhaps it’s because Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl retired. He was a great draw, his sermons were intelligent, and he was witty with great speaking ability. I never heard the present rabbi, so… Read More

The Exodus Mind Pesach

There is one line in the Haggadah that captures the entire essence of what the Seder and Pesach are all about: “B’chol dor vador chayav adam lir’ot et atzmo k’ilu hu yatzah mimitzrayim” — in every generation we are obligated to see ourselves as though we personally came out of Egypt. It’s a very powerful… Read More

Mixed Messages on Iran

In Yemen last week, Saudi Arabia launched air strikes against Houthi rebels. U.S. intelligence aided the Saudis. The Shiite Houthis are backed by Iran. In Iraq, meanwhile, the United States has joined Iran to beat back the nascent Sunni-run caliphate known as the Islamic State. And in Switzerland, international negotiations with Iran over its nuclear… Read More

A Troubling ‘Reassessment’ with Israel

Once again, American Jews are being forced to pick sides in an unnecessary fight between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Last month, it was over the breach of protocol surrounding Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and taking on a U.S. president over the Iran nuclear talks. Now, following Netanyahu’s re-election, the prime… Read More