Feminists Don’t Speak For All of Us on Palin: Your October 24 article “Sarah Palin Hits a Nerve Among Jewish Women, But It’s a Raw One” includes the opinion of Baila Olidort, editor of Lubavitch.org, who is quoted as saying that even though Palin’s “views are aligned quite well with traditional Jewish values,” she still has had second thoughts about Palin due to, as your article paraphrases, “Palin’s weak interview performances.”
Learn Some Lessons From Gaza Withdrawal: The Forward’s October 10 editorial, “Ehud Olmert’s Parting Words Dared To Offer Painful Truth,” ignores the consequences of Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.
Rally Leaders Failed Us By Excluding Palin: I recently attended a Holocaust studies conference where the overriding theme was the failure of Jewish leadership and the Jewish establishment while the Holocaust in Europe was raging. The failure of Jewish conscience and unity — along with the obstructionism of the U.S. State Department and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s acquiescence — contributed to the success of the Hitler extermination plan.
Supporting Stimulus Package Is Pro-Growth: In his September 19 column, “Our Economic Echo Chamber,” Noam Neusner unfairly attacks the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, United Jewish Communities and our Jewish community federations for supporting an economic stimulus package now before Congress. The truth is that many in America — and many in the Jewish community — would benefit greatly from this stimulus package.
Military Action Should Only Be a Last Resort: I would like to clarify my thoughts as expressed in your September 5 article “Specter of War Divides Iranian Jews in U.S.: Young and Old Split Over Using Force To Contain Tehran.”