Call Modern Hebrew By Its Name: ‘Israeli’In the December 24 On Language column, Philologos criticizes my glottonym “Israeli” as a “denigrating word for modern Hebrew” (“Hebrew vs. Israeli”). But I would argue that “Israeli” is not at all derogatory. It simply acknowledges that the marvelously complex language spoken by Israelis
Ad Against Withdrawal Crosses Communal Line The Forward ran an ad in the January 21 issue about the Gaza withdrawal plan, listing the Zionist Organization of America’s Washington office as its sponsor.We need to inform your readers that the individual who personally wrote and placed this ad did not receive the approval or authorization of
For Rights Here, TooWhile we appreciate your recent article on our organization’s human rights work in North America (“Rabbis’ Group Focuses on Rights in U.S.,” January 14), there were two inaccuracies in the article that we would like to correct. The letter that Rabbis for Human Rights signed along with a coalition of religious groups
Unintelligent Designs In his December 24 opinion column (“A Former Atheist Gives Us a Reason To Believe”), David Klinghoffer refers to “Intelligent Design” as “an alternative scientific theory that seeks to explain how the complex features of living organisms arose.”Unfortunately, this has recently become an all-too-common
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The Nucleus of Faith Cannot Be Science In his December 24 opinion column, David Klinghoffer cites the work of physicist Gerald Schroeder as a primary influence behind Antony Flew’s famous turn toward theism (“A Former Atheist Gives Us a Reason To Believe”). Klinghoffer begins with a wonderful statement about Jews being divinely ordained
‘You Gotta Go to Iran’ David Twersky’s selective quote in his December 17 opinion article on the exchange between Bill O’Reilly and his radio caller is misleading (“A Lesson in American Civics”). According to Twersky’s rendering, O’Reilly said that the United States is “a predominantly Christian nation.” “If you are really
Rabbi Backs Iowa Plant A December 10 letter to the editor mentions my name in declaring the slaughtering of animals at the AgriProcessors plant in Iowa as non-kosher (“Iowa Slaughterhouse Violates Rabbinic Law”).As I already have written to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, I forbid further use of my name as questioning the kashrut
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‘Chrismukkah’ Holiday Shamefully Plagiarizes We are deeply concerned about the spiritual misrepresentation of a newly created “holiday” called Chrismukkah (“Meppy Chrismukkah!” December 3).While we as Jews and Christians practice our particular traditions, we also want to see the spiritual integrity of both faiths fully protected.
Magazine Cruises Offer Opportunity To Unite A November 26 article describes how The Weekly Standard and The Nation magazines have taken to the high seas as part of their respective fundraising efforts (“From Port to Starboard, Magazines Take to High Seas Towing the Party Line”). With much irony, the Forward
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