Letters Dec. 7, 2017

Prerequisites for peace “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” These memorable words, from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” capture the tumultuous period… Read More

Letters Nov. 30, 2017

There were two 1917 Russian revolutions The article “Moscow museum gives full picture of Jewish role in Russian Revolution” (Nov. 9) fails to explain that there were two Russian revolutions in 1917. Czar Nicholas II was not succeeded by the Bolsheviks. He was overthrown by the democratic February Revolution, under which Alexander Kerensky became prime… Read More

Letters Nov. 23, 2017

Jews should speak out, protest college faculty anti-Semitism Why do presidents and boards of universities allow anti-Semitic professors to teach their students (“Is freedom from anti-Semitism a civil right? Congress ponders the question,” Nov. 16)? Rutgers, an excellent university where I taught for over 20 years, has a significant number of professors who espouse anti-Semitic… Read More

Letters, Nov. 15, 2017

More requirements advocated for gun ownership If we must interpret the Second Amendment as giving citizens the right to own guns, then let’s at least make it a process that ensures would-be gun owners are responsible and knowledgeable in their use (“Las Vegas survivor at Capitol urging gun reform,” Nov. 9). Gun owners should, at… Read More

Letters Nov. 9, 2017

Israel shouldn’t sacrifice security The allegations by a letter writer are the same ones used to support the Gaza disengagement (“Reasons not to expand settlements beyond barrier,” Letters, Nov. 2). They weren’t true then or now. The Jewish and Muslim birthrates in Israel are identical. Gaza is not occupied, under any definition, and should never… Read More

Letters Nov. 2, 2017

Reasons not to expand settlements beyond barrier The op-ed “New Trump pressure against settlements is worrisome” (Voices, Oct. 19) states that “friends of Israel” 1) should be concerned about the administration’s push back against settlements and 2) appreciate the administration’s ambivalence to the two-state solution. As a friend of Israel, I do not agree with… Read More

Letters Oct. 26, 2017

Has JVP forgotten Jewish history? I just read the latest Washington Jewish Week and there is another story about the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, “American Jewish Historical Society cancels events linked to BDS group” (Oct. 19). I consider myself a liberal Jewish Democrat, but how on earth can Dan Fishback of… Read More

Letters Oct. 19, 2017

Landa organized Oberlin’s Jewish alumni I have never personally met Melissa Landa. I became aware of who she was when an anti-Semitic activity was reported on a Facebook page authored by an associate professor at my alma mater, Oberlin College (“Loh seeks meeting on Landa firing,” Oct. 12). Professor Landa organized Jewish alumni, making us aware… Read More

Letters Oct. 12, 2017

Cooperation with Nazis My mother’s diary, written while she, her husband and small child were hiding in Ukraine during the Holocaust, describes how the local population more than cooperated with the Germans in the final solution (“Holocaust in USSR is a story asking to be told,” Oct. 5). The diary was translated from Yiddish into… Read More

Letters Oct. 5, 2017

Neither fixing nor nixing Regarding your editorial “A Scary General Assembly” (Sept. 28): Iranians do not need “to build nuclear weapons.” North Koreans are doing it for them. And no sanctions can discourage Pyongyang from testing, because Teheran will easily and gladly reimburse any such losses with the billions of dollars facilitated by Washington and… Read More