Opinion

January 11, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

The 2012 presidential election is history, and yet the alarming nature of how the race was funded remains a mystery. More than $6 billion was spent during the last election cycle — more than $2 billion by the presidential candidates and their Super PACs alone — much of which was undisclosed and devoted to attack CONTINUE »