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Letters to the Editor

  • Letter: Rally for Civil rights! Avoid BLM!

    By Michael Seinberg on June 22, 2020
    Editor: David Suissa correctly writes that “I know Black Lives Matter officially supports BDS which is a vile and discriminatory movement” (“Dear Jews: The summer of 2020 is not about us”). Then Mr. Suissa immediately minimizes the express anti-Semitism of the BLM. For Jews to rally against racism is admirable. For Jews to support Black Lives Matter is myopic. Just […]
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  • Anti-annexation advocate asks readers to encourage U.S. to oppose plan

    By Michael Seinberg on June 17, 2020
    On July 1 Israel’s new government will begin to consider unilateral annexation in the West Bank. Voices as different as J Street and Daniel Pipes agree that, as Pipes wrote, annexation is “dumb.” (Jewish World, 5/14/20, p. 6) Why? Here we can listen to Ami Ayalon, one of the 300 former Israeli senior security members who form Commanders for Israel […]
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  • Letter: Puzzled by Jewish response to presidential politicians

    By Michael Seinberg on March 26, 2020
    Editor, I wonder if someone could answer my following question. Growing up in Israel, and being exposed to significant information about its security challenges etc., I am totally amazed at the American Jewish political attitudes. Donald Trump, not a personal favorite of mine, but humongous in his support of Israel, is clearly an enemy of the Jewish political establishment. Even though, […]
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  • Letter: Anti-Jew bias on both sides of the aisle must be stopped!

    By Michael Seinberg on March 11, 2020
    Editor: Is this what we’ve come to, which side hates Jews more, the right or the left? In Ameer Benno’s article “The left is to blame for anti-Semitic violence” (Feb. 6, 2020), he claims the problem is with the left. I think we have to admit that both sides are the problem. They may use different language, but at the […]
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  • Letter: I’m a rabbi with the coronavirus whose congregation is quarantined. It’s bringing out the best in us.

    By Michael Seinberg on March 6, 2020
    This letter has been reposted with the permission of Rabbi Reuven Fink. NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (JTA) — As so many of us are now contemplating going into a Shabbos of seclusion, I want to share a few thoughts with you. We all woke up Tuesday morning prepared for our usual schedules of work or school or whatever we usually do. […]
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  • Noting the liberation of Auschwitz 75th anniversary; Efforts continue for local Holocaust memorial

    By Michael Seinberg on February 26, 2020
    Editor: January 27, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The significance of this year’s commemoration cannot be overstated. The remembrance was marked by the diminished number of survivors. It is a fact that within the next several years, survivors will no longer be present to bear witness to the horrors that occurred during World War II. […]
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  • Letter: Iran’s low-key reaction to assassination shows little need to worry

    By Michael Seinberg on January 31, 2020
    Editor: The Jewish World’s lead article (Jan. 9) on the successful U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top general foresaw the possibility it would lead to full scale war between the U.S. and Iran and to terror attacks on American, Israeli and Jewish sites. But Iran’s feeble reaction has been only to lob a few missiles at U.S. bases after giving […]
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  • Opinion: Stephen Colbert an anti-Semite?

    By Michael Seinberg on December 30, 2019
    I think you should know there was a very anti-Semitic performance by Stephen Colbert 12/23/19 after which the attacks on Jews in NY began almost immediately. I am sending the letter I sent CBS with the details as I believe it should be included in your investigations as a possible cause or partial contributor to these events which followed immediately […]
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  • Is the opposition to anti-BDS legislation really anti-Zionist?

    By Michael Seinberg on April 5, 2019
    Editor: Kenneth Levin’s article in the Feb. 21issue of The Jewish World argues that there is a lengthy tradition of anti-Zionist Jews. According to Levin, they claim noble motives, but in fact they seek to ingratiate themselves with anti-Semitic Gentiles, thereby betraying the Jewish people and the Jewish faith. Levin draws a straight line from the Haskalah of the 18th […]
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  • Elder Financial Abuse: Are You a Target?

    By Michael Seinberg on March 26, 2019
    It’s easy to understand why elderly individuals are attractive targets for many forms of abuse. Dementia, social isolation, and poor physical health can make elderly individuals susceptible to physical abuse, financial abuse, or emotional abuse. This can occur in the comforts of their own home, hospitals, or institutional settings like nursing homes. Of course, if you suspect that an elderly […]
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