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We Get Letters

Contributions to Humanity As a longtime Jewish News subscriber, I want to compliment you on the Jewish Contributions to Humanity series, which I read and enjoy weekly. Its world scope is deeply educational and enjoyable, and I compliment the Field family on its decision to create the series in such a learning form. I look…

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We Get Letters – Jan. 3, 2019

Temple Emanu-El Is Growing Your recent article comparing current membership in Metro Detroit synagogues (Dec. 13, page 10) with that of 2005 calls for me to point out something that I am very proud of. Your numbers for Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park are accurate, we did have 575 member-families in 2005 and today we…

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Letters – Responses to Common Thread

Read letters to the editor responding to “Common Thread” Don’t Forget B’nai Israel I was delighted to read Barbara Lewis’s article “Common Thread” (Dec. 6, page 18). Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. It was indeed good to learn that seven congregations in the Detroit area are led by women…

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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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