Posts Tagged ‘Letter to the editor’

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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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Letters – July 19, 2018

There’s A Reason She Was Canceled The shoe is on the other foot for Lena Epstein (“Canceled,” July 5, 2018, page 17), and it’s not so comfortable judging from her reaction. People are turning on her not because she’s a Republican but because she’s a hypocrite of the worst kind. It has nothing to do…

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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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Letters – July 5, 2018

Welcome, Rabbi Lopatin I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article “Mixed Welcome” (page 10, June 21, 2018, issue). Our Metro Detroit Jewish community is distinguished by its diversity and inclusion. There is practically a place of worship for each and every Jew, and with the addition of Rabbi Asher Lopatin and his wife, Rachel, a real…

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Letters – June 21, 2018

In Support Of Trump Regarding Dr. Greenstein’s June 7, “In Support of Trump” and Berl Falbaum’s “A Gut Punch” commentaries (page 8), I support Dr. Greenstein’s comments in every respect and support President Trump’s agenda, process for Making America Great Again, repairing the disastrous errors the previous administration created with decimating our defense establishment, the…

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