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Letters – November 8, 2018

Synagogue Security In response to the deadly Pittsburgh Tree of Life attack, it is time to acknowledge trading off our freedom of entry to attend our houses of worship. Is not the comfort to pray in peace and celebrate mitzvahs worth submitting to extra security measures? When my wife and I attended her cousin’s 2016…

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Letters – November 1, 2018

Orthodox Students Attend Community Day Schools Since its founding in 1958, Hillel Day School has provided an outstanding education to Jewish children in Metropolitan Detroit — no matter how they practice Judaism at home. The school has always welcomed Jewish students affiliated with Orthodox synagogues while Hillel was a member of the Conservative movement’s Solomon…

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Letters: Dehumanizing Anti-Semitism at the University of Michigan

The Jewish News and other media outlets have already reported on U-M professor John Cheney-Lippold (“Israel Bias,” Sept. 27, page 18). The professor refused to give an academic letter of recommendation to a student who wanted to study in Israel, with the explanation that “many departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support…

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Letters: U-M Professor’s Discriminatory Actions

The international notoriety of the Cheney-Lippold BDS affair (“Israel Bias,” Sept. 27, page 18) at the University of Michigan has not gone unnoticed by those of us in Israel with Michigan roots, connections and family. The university’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, in which Prof. John Cheney-Lippold teaches, is explicitly “committed to a…

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Letters – October 4, 2018

Girls Have the Right to Say No My family and I read with great sadness the story of Ethan Bean’s too-short life (Sept. 13, page 10). We are immeasurably thankful to his family for sharing his story and his struggle with the community, and I am certain that their bravery will help others and save…

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Letters – September 27, 2018

End To Palestinian Aid Is Short-Sighted Thank you for publishing Neri Zilber’s thoughtful commentary, “Why Are Some Israelis Worried About Cuts to Palestinian Aid?” (Sept. 13, 2018). The author presents a very measured, objective analysis of why the Trump administration’s current policy is causing great concern among many Israeli security officials who understand that when…

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Letters – September 6, 2018

Students Are More Than Their Grades As the parent of a rising senior in high school, I appreciate hearing the perspective of other students who are about to start applying to college (“Under Pressure,” Aug. 23, page 12). It is, in fact, a time of intense pressure — for students and parents alike. Because the…

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Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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Letters – August 23, 2018

Should Iran’s Bad Year Be Made Even Worse? Kobi Erez, representing the Zionist Organization of America, urges all of us to work on strangling the already struggling economy of Iran, keeping Iran from getting any kind of relief from Europe and, maybe ultimately, as he hopes, destroying its “current regime.” (“Iran’s Bad Year,” Aug. 9,…

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Letters – Refusing To Embrace Whiteness

Emma Share, in the July 5 issue of the Jewish News, writes about a workshop inviting white people “to practice talking about race and whiteness.” At the workshop, she learned that in order to talk honestly about race, those of us who qualify have to accept “feeling confident as a white person in the world.”…

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