Posts Tagged ‘Letter to the editor’

Letter to the Editor: Education on BDS

By Ed Kohl of West Bloomfield Two brilliant articles in the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of the Detroit Jewish News are a welcome education to the uninitiated regarding the continuing assault on the Jewish people and Israel. “University of Michigan and Pitzer College Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg” and “Blue Ribbon Panel Takeover”…

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Letters – December 20, 2018

Read letters to the editor about anti-Semitism, Poland’s new kosher food pantry and Messianic Judaism What Spurred Anti-Semitism Regarding the “What Spurred Anti-Semitism?” letter in the Nov. 22 issue: The “real influence behind the catastrophe that our country has become” is the eight years of the past administration. That’s the administration that facilitated the Iran…

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Letters – December 6, 2018

Silence Is Not the Solution In response to “There’s Nothing New About This Wave Of Anti-Semitism” (Nov. 22, page 8), I must say how deeply it both disturbed and outraged me. The writer tells how horrible it was for her when she personally experienced anti-Semitism as a child, and how her grandmother warned “it” could…

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Letters – November 29, 2018

Democratic House Not Good for Israel Regarding the commentary by Michael Koplow, “What Does A Democratic House Mean For Israel?” (Nov. 15, page 6), how shall I put this diplomatically? His answer was like putting lipstick and a dress on a pig. Please do not insult our intelligence. The vitriol spewing forth from the Democrats…

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Letters – November 21, 2018

The JN Got it Right It is truly wonderful that our community is large enough to offer different educational options for families with different types of Jewish affiliation. However, I am disappointed that two heads of school and eight observant families saw the need to become defensive about their schools in response to the Jewish…

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Letters – November 15, 2018

What Constitutes Evil? Regarding, “Heartbreak,” (Nov. 1, page 12), in Avot (Chapter 1, verse 7), the Talmud says, “Do not cleave to a wicked person.” Evil people may be charming but being close to them makes it much more likely you will commit bad acts yourself, as your inclinations to avoid trouble have already been…

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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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