Are Mainline Churches With Us or Against Us?David Elcott correctly exposes the divide between anti-Israel Protestant radicals and the majority of mainline Christians, who are committed to fairness and realism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (“Divest Anti-Israel Prejudice From Churches” August 26). We should follow this point to its logical
Fixated on Ghosts, Overlooking the LivingJo-Ann Mort’s August 12 “Letter From Berlin” is a perfect example of how some view the glass as half empty while others see it as half full (“Waves of Emptiness Mark History in German Capital”). I, too, was in Berlin recently. As the daughter of a Viennese man who had to flee his
Attack on Evolution Is Dressed-up CreationismI was very disturbed by David Klinghoffer’s attack on science in his August 12 opinion column (“Toward Theological Evolution”). He advocates that “Intelligent Design” — the idea that it is not possible to find naturalistic explanations for some traits in living things — should be
Berg the First Ballplayer To Be Big in Japan?A July 29 article on the return of Gabe Kapler to the Boston Red Sox reports that Moe Berg is thought to have been the first Jewish ballplayer “to set up shop in Japan” (“Batter Back in Boston”).Berg did play in Japan in the 1930s, but it was as part of a touring team of American all-stars
If the Orthodox community find more ways to involve women in leadership roles, will my daughter want to be a part of it as she gets older?
Rabbi a Model SoldierA July 1 article on the appointment of Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff to serve as an advisor to the Air Force as it responds to problems at the Air Force Academy is written to the point, but doesn’t do full justice to the individual (“Air Force Taps Rabbi To Aid on Academy Religious Flap”).I met Resnicoff when he was Sixth Fleet
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
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
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