Reform Movement: Scalia Beyond the Pale A July 15 article reports that the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism “considers Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — the conservative judge that President Bush indicated is a presumptive mold for future nominees — as being well within the judicial mainstream” (“Jewish Groups Backing Away From Talk of Opposing Court Pick”). The article also quotes me as saying that “Justice Scalia, who opposes abortion rights and is far to the right of Jewish organizations on most church-state issues, ‘fits that category of someone who is really not that extreme.’”
Ignore Shoah Deniers I take issue with a July 8 article on the Institute for Historical Review (“Holocaust Revisionists Take On Mideast Policy”), not because it was poor reporting but because printing it displayed irresponsible journalism.
Give Proper Credit on Civil Rights Movement A reply to the June 24 editorial on the conviction of Edgar Ray Killen is in order (“What They Did”).I write as a 50-year veteran of the civil rights struggle, having first joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and helped found its first Stanford college chapter
Group Backed Bolton A June 24 article on President Bush’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations fails to mention B’nai B’rith International’s support for John Bolton’s nomination (“Groups Buck White House on Bolton”). In fact, this support is a matter of public record, as B’nai B’rith International sent letters of support to
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Paper’s Refusal of Ad Upholds Torah Values One wonders if a Jewish newspaper that decided not to accept ads for non-kosher restaurants or for Sabbath bingos would ever find itself the target of outraged criticism (“Buffalo Synagogue Boycotts a Paper for Nixing Gay Ad,” May 27). Yet the owners of the Buffalo Jewish Review, Rita and
Airing Bias on NPR The attack by Samuel Freedman in a May 27 opinion article against the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, as well as his defense of National Public Radio’s Middle East coverage and his claims about initiatives by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are alarming considering that he
Virtual Shoah Survivors I want to congratulate opinion columnist Leonard Fein for his courage in tackling the issue of the March of the Living program (“Too Young To March?” May 13).I am not a stranger to marches. I was 12 when the Germans made us march from our homes through the length of our town to the soccer field. We were then thrown
Social Research Needs Strong Central Bodies I am not as convinced as opinion columnist Bethamie Horowitz that the outsourcing of research about critical areas of Jewish life to universities will prove to be a more effective way of gathering and organizing information necessary for the “ assessing the condition of America’s Jews”
The Case for Bolton The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has earned a reputation for being tough on nominees for the post of America’s representative to the United Nations (“Senate Probes Bolton’s Pro-Israel Efforts,” May 6).Richard Holbrooke’s nomination was held up because Holbrooke was said to be too
On Armenian Genocide Opinion writers Christine Thomassian and Shabtai Gold take Israel to task for not taking a stand on the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 by Turkey (“Who Remembers the Armenians?” April 29).Why pick on Israel? How many nations have officially condemned Turkey for that massacre? Isn’t it being a trifle precious
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