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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 – Response to Schlissel & Celebrity Jews

Response to Schlissel In regard to the following portion of U-M President Schlissel’s Oct. 9 response to the Stamps presentation (“U-M Lecturer Crosses the Line,” Oct. 11, page 16), I quote: “The image that offended a number of our students was on a single slide among nearly 200 other slides that were presented over the…

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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 – 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: VFI Plus Programs – Israel

Volunteering For Israel Regarding “Volunteers For Israel Starts New Program” (July 19, page 5), VFI offers three exciting ways to volunteer on an IDF Army Base in a civilian capacity and also tour Israel. These programs are:  VFI Plus, VFI Plus Advanced and VFI Plus Archaeology. The VFI Plus programs offer unique opportunities to tour and…

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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 14, 2018

Presbyterian Church Is Anti-Israel I read with interest your article “Keeping The Faith” in the May 31, 2018, issue (page 36) about the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed many concerts at this high-quality music festival. However, I regret that I will not be attending this year because of the involvement…

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