Anti-Semitic boycott

Make no mistake, the new EU discriminatory rules are anti-Semitic in effect and intent (“EU guidelines: wake-up call or roadblock?” WJW, July 25). These rules promote a particularly insidious form of anti-Semitism, singling out Jews for boycott based on where they live, and turning one Jew against another. This is not surprising given Europe’s sordid… Read More

Outliving your savings

Given today’s lengthy life spans and the number of choices for retirement living, the situation described in the article about Bernard Liles outliving his savings (“At 101, kicked out of retirement home,” WJW, Aug. 1) is likely to occur, unfortunately, more often. Within the not-for-profit sector in general, and the Jewish not-for-profit community in particular,… Read More

Letters for 8-1-13

Biased against Israel In his article (“Panel slams choice of Power as U.S. ambassador to U.N.,” WJW, July 11), Eric Schwartz didn’t mention most of the serious concerns about Power’s views on Israel. Power has complained about Israeli “war crimes” and “human rights abuses”; compared former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to terrorist Yasser Arafat,… Read More

Letters from 7-25-13

Ad hominem attack Wojo Cohen’s letter to the editor (“He’s an apostate,” WJW, July 4) disapproves of Daniel Pipes use of information received from Marvin Olasky (to wit, that the National Endowment for the Humanities, the NEH, spent $1 million collecting and listing books about Islam that were skewed to the apologist side). Cohen says… Read More

Letters for 7-18-2013

Return of vigilantes After a year’s respite the vigilantes of 2011 are back. In an ad (WJW, July 4, p33), something called “Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as Art (COPMA)” condemns our local Federation for its annual allocation to the Washington DC Jewish Community Center because in 2014, the center’s Theater J plans to produce… Read More

Letters for 7-11-13

Another library I was delighted to read your recent article about the JWI/Betty Ann Krahnke Center children’s library (“Helping kids make memories,” WJW, June 20).  In 2009, I founded another JWI library in memory of my mother, Ida Kozatch, who was a Colorado native. This library is housed within the Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter in… Read More

Letters for 7-4-13

What about Kar-Ben? Many fans of Kar-Ben Publishing were surprised that you gave credit to PJ Library for changing the “publishing industry” by publishing Jewish books for children (“The pleasures of reading,” WJW, May 30). Kar-Ben was started by Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler in 1974 with My Very Own Haggadah followed by other holiday-related… Read More

Letters from June 27, 2013

Not provocative There is a video going around Facebook of two haredim singing “Hotel California” at what, I assume, is Zion Square. It takes a few seconds to make sense of what is going on — two bearded men, one with an acoustic guitar, one with an electric guitar, singing about heroin addiction. But if… Read More

Letters from June 20, 2013

<b>Not ‘hindsight’</b> In your May 23 edition, Allan Lichtman, co-author of FDR and the Jews, said, “It’s easy to say [FDR] should have done something else [to help the Jews]. Everything can be perfect in hindsight.” Criticism of President Roosevelt’s policy regarding the Holocaust is not “hindsight.” There were many vocal critics at the time… Read More

P.A. Street

P.A. Street Marc Greidinger challenged me to visit J Street’s website (“Go to the website,” Letters, WJW, May 16). I took that challenge. To be sure the website offers politically correct support for the state of Israel, but, on page after page, J Street criticizes Israel, makes demands of Israel, while endorsing all things Arab…. Read More