Letters October 27, 2016

UNESCO today, Judenrein tomorrow This past week’s UNESCO denial of all Jewish (and Christian) historical ties to Jerusalem was infuriating to say the least. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reflected, it is equivalent to denying China’s link to the Great Wall or Egypt’s link to the pyramids. It is infuriating, but sadly not surprising,… Read More

Letters October 20, 2016

Iran deal offers durable security through diplomatic agreement When Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has no regrets about opposing the Iran nuclear deal (“Tough talk for Israeli-Americans,” Sept. 29), his rejection of diplomacy was at odds with the majority of Jewish Americans. I am one of them. As a Jewish American who grew up… Read More

Letters October 13, 2016

Letter was vitriolic Washington Jewish Week doesn’t have to publish any letter that a reader submits. (We’ll await the fate of this one.) It leaned heavily toward freedom of expression in publishing that of Arthur Mensch (“What’s a Democratic Jew to do,” Oct. 6). To place Mensch’s vitriolic and vicious anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Donald Trump letter in the category… Read More

Letters October 6, 2016

What’s a Democratic Jew to do? A better question is what’s a Democratic Jew to do (“What’s a Republican Jew to do,” Sept. 1)? This registered Democrat is not voting for one of the most anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Arab presidential candidates in history. With her staff and advisers of Arabists and self-hating Jews, one can expect… Read More

Letters September 29, 2016

Looking at perspective I am writing in response to the article, “Can a Man Tell Women’s Stories? Filmmaker previews his documentary-in-progress about Orthodoxy” (Aug. 18). I wish to discuss the origins and purpose of the film. “Kol Hanashim” (Voices of Women) was created out of my own experience with the conflict that occurs when young… Read More

Letters September 22, 2016

Synagogue community excited for centennial, rabbi’s 25th anniversary celebration Thank you for printing the article on Tifereth Israel’s upcoming centennial (“Tifereth Israel turns 100, embraces innovation,” Sept.15). As noted in the article, next spring will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rabbi Ethan Seidel’s tenure as our rabbi. We admire Rabbi Seidel for his leadership… Read More

Letters September 15, 2016

Travel can expose visitors to new ideas As someone who recently visited Yasser Arafat’s grave, I was both amazed and sad that a rabbi would be “virtually lynched” (“A rabbi is ‘lynched,” Editorial, Sept. 8) because he considered visiting Arafat’s grave in Ramallah. Visiting someone’s grave does not imply complete agreement with what they did… Read More

Letters September 8, 2016

Debates important to outcome of presidential election I am a Holocaust survivor, Korean veteran and naturalized immigrant who 60 years ago was the first person to advocate modern, televised, presidential debates. I am sending you this letter for the interest of your readers. I was honored on Aug. 23 by the Commission on Presidential Debates, the… Read More

Letters September 1, 2016

Kaine no friend of Israel The column in Washington Jewish Week by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) was the ultimate in chutzpah (“Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values,” Voices, Aug. 25). Cardin, who voted against the Iran agreement, was supporting Sen. Kaine as being a friend of Israel when… Read More

Letters August 25, 2016

Anti-Semites can be found on right as well as left The opinion piece “Prelude to a pogrom,” (Voices, Aug. 18) was surely one of the most illogical screeds ever published in the Washington Jewish Week. The author uses a film that appears to show some chuckleheaded college students agreeing to donate to a phony terrorist… Read More