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Letters to the Editor

  • Is the opposition to anti-BDS legislation really anti-Zionist?

    By jwadmin 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 jwadmin on March 26, 2019
    It’s easy to understand why elderly individuals are attractive targets for financial abuse. They may have significant assets or equity in their homes and usually have a regular source of income such as Social Security or a pension. They also may be especially vulnerable due to isolation, cognitive decline, physical disability, or other health problems. In fact, nearly one out […]
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  • Spain not portrayed accurately

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2019
    Editor: Cnaan Liphshiz’ article in the Jewish World’s Nov. 29, edition, “Is Spain really a haven for people with Jewish roots?” paints a gloomy portrait. Among examples cited is the awful statement that “across northern Spain people toast one another with the phrase ‘kill a Jew.’” Happily, that is not the Spain that I’ve experienced over the last 25 years. […]
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  • RPI Professor Henry Stark on Erik Nielson and hate speech

    By jwadmin on August 22, 2018
    Henry Stark, professor emeritus of the Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, sent The Jewish World a copy of the letter that he recently sent to the promotion and tenure Committee of the University of Richmond, Va. He wrote: Dear P and T Committee: In a remarkable display of bizarre logic and hatred for the State of Israel, Prof. Erik Nielson […]
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  • Public corruption and other crimes! What punishment for Sheldon Silver?Judge to decide 7/13

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2018
    Editor: As an author of academic books and journal articles analyzing the malfunction of child welfare agencies and family courts, I chose to write to U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni. I asked the judge to impose the most stringent sentence on former assembly speaker Sheldon Silver at his sentencing next month for public corruption. What prompted me was that […]
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  • Vaad Hakashrut of the Capital District meets with Price Chopper kosher department for discussion

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    Editor: The Vaad Hakashrut of the Capital District Board of Directors recently met at the Price Chopper Store #224 with the store manager and members of the kosher department to discuss several important issues including: 1) Last Passover review 2) Next Passover — products and service 3) The need to support the kosher store or face losing the store 4) […]
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  • We stand against hate

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2017
    To the Editor, We stand together with LaQuan and Jennifer Madison and their family against hate, in support of the family, in support of interfaith understanding and cooperation and a peaceful community. We join together in support of the Madison family in the wake of the arson which destroyed their garage and the hateful words and images which defaced it.  […]
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  • JW’s 50th edition brings back memories!

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    Editor: The 50th anniversary edition is incredible. It brought back many memories. I had the pleasure of teaching for Shraga Arian, OBM, at the Hebrew Academy. He was simply irreplaceable. To see his antics during Shabbat lunch at the school and to observe his educational approaches made one strive to become the best educator one could be. Thinking outside the […]
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  • Genocide of Jews particular to the Holocaust; others suffered too during same time period

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    Editor: Bob Scher’s letter ‘All humanity suffered during the Holocaust’ (JW 4/27) does violent disservice to the concept and indeed to the very word itself by applying it to “all humanity.” Of course all humanity suffered during the time the Holocaust occurred. Scher is at pains to attack an article about an ‘inflated count of non-Jewish victims of Nazi Germany’. […]
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  • To The Editor

    By jwadmin on April 28, 2017
    Editor: In your April 13 edition there is an article by Ron Kampeas decrying, what he calls the inflated count of non-Jewish victims, as another Holocaust Big Lie. He goes on to say that an estimate of 5 million non-Jews murdered by the Nazis   “ …is however, a number without any scholarly basis,” and ascribes it to being a made […]
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