Letters


December 17, 2004

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 kashrutRead More


December 10, 2004

‘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.Read More


December 10, 2004

Notice of Appl. for Auth. of 823 PARK AVENUE MEZZ, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/13/04. LLC organized in DE on 7/7/04. NY office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to:Read More


December 3, 2004

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 ForwardRead More


November 26, 2004

By Amy Klein

Building Ties to Israel: A Priority for Movement A November 12 article suggests an unawareness of the Reconstructionist movement’s connections to Israel through the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (“Reconstructionists Boost Focus on Israel”).Read More


November 19, 2004

Ginsburg’s Roots Just As Just as Bush Picks As a Jewish Republican, I often hear from my Democratic friends that they are concerned President Bush will nominate religious conservatives to the Supreme Court. They tell me they are afraid Bush will ignore the law and instead follow his own religious beliefs. Yet the Forward saw no problem in listingRead More


November 5, 2004

Shuls Without a Prayer The picture of Szeged Synagogue mentioned in an October 29 article caught my attention, because my husband and I visited it in 2000 (“Built Judaism: How Synagogue Photography Opens Worlds”). The restored synagogue, with its cobalt blues and gold inlay, is truly awesome…Read More


October 29, 2004

Without ‘Peoplehood,’ Judaism Is Meaningless When I began my career as a rabbi some 25 years ago, I was told by a senior colleague to “be prepared for everything and be surprised about nothing.” Over the course of the years, I have generally followed this sage advice, and there is very little that can shock me in congregational orRead More


October 22, 2004

Outreach to Emigrés I read with great interest the first installment of the Forward’s series on Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union (“After 25 Years, Soviet Emigrés Still Strangers,” October 15). I look forward to reading the final two articles in this series.I hope that they strike a more balanced picture of the situation of…Read More


October 15, 2004

Our Invisible Poor Of course the leaders of Jewish organizations are amazed that there is such a thing as poor Jews in the United States — they only deal with other rich Jews (“Nearly a Million Living in Poor Jewish Households,” October 8).Poor Jews, like the poor of the United States in general, are invisible, unless they are being deridedRead More


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