Letters to the Editor

Calendar Coincidence

Dear Editor:

In 1776, Independence Day was observed on July 4 which was the 17th of Tammuz on the Jewish calendar. In a rare calendar convergence in 2015, we will be celebrate Independence Day on July 4 which is also the 17th of Tammuz.

In...
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Yes was not a ‘niche art rock curiosity’

Dear Editor:

I recently came across Elyse Glickman’s article about Ryan (Rabin) being the son (of) Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin (“Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin: Strings, sticks and energy“), but for her to call Yes nothing but an”niche art rock curiosity” is a joke of the highest order.

Yes...
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‘Legacy’ helps to reclaim confiscated property

Dear Editor,

I am head of “Legacy”, which is dealing with property claims and retrieval in Eastern Europe. “Legacy”, has dealt so far with more than 1000 applicants who in the last 10 years submitted claims for restitution of Jewish-owned property which was lost, confiscated or looted during WWII.

Many...
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Remembering Hannah Senesh

Dear Editor:

Friday, November 7, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the murder of Hannah Senesh at the hands of her fascist captors. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if temples and synagogues all across the globe could dedicate their Shabbat Eve services to memorializing this marvelous young woman?

She not...
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Hadassah president enjoys ‘Best of CCJN’ coverage

To the Editor:

A few days ago I picked up “The Best of Crescent City Jewish News” from Beth Israel synagogue. I really appreciate and love the coverage of the article “Hadassah Installs new slate of officers”.

It really couldn’t have been written better.

Thank you so much,

Ilana Reisin,...
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Praise for ‘Best of the CCJN’

To the Editor:

Over the years we have watched how determined and engertically you have developed your reporting/writing career. The recent publication of “The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News” is really great. It is an amazing “diary” of the activities of our Jewish community for the entire 2013...
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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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