On Judaism, Israelis Are Pro-Choice: There are a couple of points worth noting with regard to your important article about the fight for religious pluralism in Israel and for fair treatment for the Masorti (or Conservative) and Reform movements (“Conservative Jews Decry Bias in IDF,” May 29).
Secret Ballot Remains: As the rabbinic student intern for the Jewish Labor Committee this year (and an attorney for 25 years), I have carefully studied the provisions of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) and the labor legislation it would amend. It puzzles me to repeatedly hear the inaccurate contention that EFCA would eliminate the secret ballot, as even your editorial (May 15) claims.
At Home in the South: I felt obliged to respond to Allison Gaudet Yarrow’s article “Southern Fried Jewish Bride” in your May 1 edition.
Jewish Media Should Cover Abuse Issue: Thank you for your very important, very well-written May 8 article “One Man’s Harrowing Path From Abuse to Survival.”
Limiting Deduction For Rich Will Hurt Poor: In his May 1 opinion article “When Charity Isn’t Charitable,” Peter Singer highlights an important fact of which most of us who work in the philanthropic sector are well aware: Much charitable giving and much foundation giving do not really benefit the needy. He is correct that this is an issue that needs to be addressed.