Letters to the Editor

Dr. Oz, a charlatan disguised as a physician

To the Editor:

Thank you for your timely postings of Jewish news, which I generally find thoughtful and useful. However, you recently featured a story about Dr. Oz visiting Israel. While I have no objection to stories about visiting Israel, I object to Dr. Oz. He is basically a charlatan,...
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Rejoicing at the ouster of Egypt’s president

Dear Editor:

There is no reason for a long-winded article with a Jerusalem byline over the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological ally and successor of Nazi Germany.

Haj Amin El Husseini, Hitler’s ally and the Mufti of Jerusalem, played a decisive role in pioneering the Muslim Brotherhood, whose...
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Never on sundae?

Dear Editor: I’m sure you know that your conclusion that “Shavuot was always sundae” (See Shavuot poem, “Shavuot Sundae”) has profound historical and theological implications.

That was exactly the dispute between the Tzaddukim (“Sadducees,” those who denied the validity of the Oral Torah tradition) and the Perushim (“Pharisees,” our ancestors):...
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Hadassah president praises recent evaluation

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to announce that Hadassah has just received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, in their annual evaluation. This is a significant affirmation of the financial and organizational viability of Hadassah Women Zionists Of America (HWZOA) and an important statement about...
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Did you see the Hadassah red shirts and blouses at the JCC on Sunday?

To the Editor:

On Sunday November 25th, when the New Orleans Jewish community gathered in support of the people and the State of Israel, the color red predominated. We wore red to show our connection to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

As I listened to our Louisiana senators,...
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Where was the gender diversity?

To the Editor:

Thank you the informative article about the Orthodox-Conservative rabbis conference (“Orthodox-Conservative Conference”).  However, I could not help but notice that no female rabbis were included (unless the photograph was incomplete).   I understand that Orthodoxy does not ordain females, but my understanding is that the Conservative...
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Inspiring and Delightful Experience

Dear Editor:

What an inspiring and delightful afternoon you afforded me. I was quite impressed with the knowledge Michael Twitty displayed as well as his commitment to Judaism. You were a fabulous “tour guide” and “historian” and host for lunch at Kosher Cajun. I thank you so much for including...
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