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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: On the Supposed “Biden Laptop Story”

I admire what the Jewish Journal does in creating a forum for intelligent dialogue among Jews in Los Angeles. At the same time, I...

Letters: Keeping Up With the News, Politics, Proud to Be Jewish

Keeping Up With the News A friend asked me if I’m keeping up with the news. Yes, I said. I read the newspapers religiously. And...

Letters: Ethnic Studies Curriculum, Putting Distance Between Practice and Faith

Ethnic Studies Curriculum Many goals, like those of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC), are presented in a manner that suggests they are “worthy” in...

Letters: The Court Without Ginsburg; Israel, the UAE and Bahrain

The Court Without Ginsburg With the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, America has lost a pioneer and icon of the movement for equal rights...

Letters: 9/11 Commemoration, Spots and Activism, UAE

9/11 Commemoration “Grow, grow, grow,” we imagine angels whispering to every blade of grass. How much more so to every human soul. That kind of...

Letters: COVID-19 Lockdown, Prager Responds

The Lockdown Debate Habitual hyperbolic entertainer Dennis Prager continues to make shoddy logical analogies. He concludes that the “lockdown has gone from a mistake to...

Letters: Hope for Shalom, Biden’s Convention Speech

Hope for Shalom One Sabbath in Sequoia, “Shalom!” echoed From among the redwood trees Israeli father and daughter, walking beside us Extolled how Israel, labeled “pariah nation,” Taught drip irrigation so...

Letters: An Open Letter to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Harris on the Ticket

An Open Letter to Rep. Rashida Tlaib The “sweetheart business deal” (between Israel and the United Arab Emirates) you criticized will open the doors to...

Letters: Trump and Israel, Kamala Harris on the Ticket

Trump and Israel If your response to the news of the U.S.-brokered Israeli-UAE treaty was, “Oh, no, now Donald Trump will have another argument that...

Letters: Lessons From History, Liberalism and Free Speech

Lessons From History Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy reveal quite well the Jewish approach to history (“Taking a Jewish Approach to History,” (July31). One question, though,...

Letters: The Importance of Mussar, Anti-Americanism and the Jews 

The Importance of Mussar Thank you, Rabbi Lori Shapiro, for your informative exposition on the universal relevance of Mussar (“Can Mussar Help Us Repair the...

Letters: Dennis Prager’s ‘5 Arguments Against “America Is a Racist Country”’

Dennis Prager’s ‘5 Arguments Against “America Is a Racist Country” ’ Dennis Prager once again takes a hot-button issue and uses a hyperbolic bulldozer when...

Letters: Bari Weiss, Greenberg’s Cartoons, Medical Residency

New York Times Bias David Suissa’s column on the unwillingness of The New York Times to publish op-eds that differ from its left-leaning views is...

Letters: Voting, Black Lives Matter and COVID-19

Black Lives Matter’s Threat to the U.S. Black Lives Matter (BLM), while truly concerned for minority justice, seems equally intent on humiliating white people and abolishing...

Letters: Political Cartoons, Systemic Racism and Americans Who Love Their Country

Greenberg Cartoons Perhaps for his next cartoon, instead of a police car in the lower left-hand corner opposite a concerned looking Black man (June 5),...

Letters: Defunding Police, Teens Helping During Pandemic

Defunding Police With all due respect to Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, it appears that his comments and opinions are misguided (“Defunding the Police and Reclaiming Safety,”...

Letters: Civil Unrest, Ballot Initiative for Schools, Public Health and Services

Jews and Blacks Kudos to cartoonist Steve Greenberg for his two pieces dealing with the effects of racism on Black Americans. I’m sure it’s not...

Letters: Coping With the Unrest, Trump’s Farcical Photo Op 

More Brotherhood, Less Hate Mark Schiff’s column about his close relationship with his Palestinian “brother” is so apropos to our nation’s current situation (“A Palestinian...

Reaching Out to the Elderly, George Floyd Protests, Jews of Color

Reaching Out to the Elderly Several weeks ago, members of the various boards of the Los Angeles Jewish Home were asked to volunteer by calling...

Letters: Annexation and History, Poor Choice for Award 

Annexation and History Shmuel Rosner offers much food for thought regarding Israel’s annexation of Judea and Samaria (“Annexation Complications,” May 15). There are two opposing issues:...

Letters: Jewish Virtual Weddings, Masa Israel’s Legacy 

Prager’s Lockdown Story Dennis Prager’s “The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History” (May 8) validly complains that the left too often dismisses...

Letters: Lockdown vs. No Lockdown

Lockdown vs. No Lockdown Dennis Prager claims stay-at-home and social distancing laws were the greatest mistake in history due to their effects on famine in...

Letters: Coronavirus Blame Game, Students Help Israel Battle Virus

Coronavirus Blame Game One of the letter writers in the May 1 Journal blamed President Donald Trump for a six-week delay in his response to...

Letters: Coronavirus Thoughts, The HIAS Mission

Coronavirus Thoughts As a journalist and as a decades-long paid subscriber to the Journal as well as numerous daily, weekly and monthly publications, I have...

Letters: Israel’s Unity Government, The Reopening Dilemma

Israel’s Unity Government Shmuel Rosner describes the current governmental arrangement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz as a camel-opotamus (“The Camel-opotamus: A Primer,” April 24)....

Letters: Coronavirus Pesach, Courageous TV Series

Coronavirus Pesach It is interesting that this so-called 11th plague affects everyone. In the seders we participated in recently we recounted the 10 plagues meant...

Letters: Plagues, Then and Now, 10 Best Things About a Zoom Seder

Plagues, Then and Now It is interesting that this so-called 11th plague affects everyone. At the seders we participated in recently, we recounted the Ten...

A Peek Inside Charedi Life, Ignoring the Danger of the Coronavirus 

A Peek Inside Charedi Life Thank you, Gerri Miller, for bringing to our attention this brilliant, insightful and relevant series (“‘Shtisel’s’ Shira Haas Leaves the...

Letters: ‘Hunters’ TV Show, ‘Chinese Virus’ and Ethnic Slurs

‘Hunters’ TV Show After reading Stephen D. Smith’s column (“The Danger of Nazi ‘Hunters,’ ” March 20), I totally agree with him that Amazon must...

Letters: The Mentally Ill Homeless, Coronavirus Response

The Mentally Ill Homeless Beverly Wertheimer and Chanel Yako advocate for fewer legal protections for homeless people, which would make forced mental health treatment easier to impose...

New Articles

PA TV Accuses Israel of “Deliberately Killing Palestinian Children”

On November 21, The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) official television network accused Israel of “deliberately killing Palestinian children” during a children’s television program. Palestinian Media Watch...

Dr. Sharon Gillerman, HUC/USC Professor, 60

We mourn the untimely death, on Nov 20th, of our beloved friend, teacher and colleague, Dr. Sharon Gillerman, scholar of modern European Jewish history...

Where Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues, From Immigration to Israel

Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently his policy decisions, including in the Middle East.

Tlaib: I Hope Blinken Doesn’t Suppress My Right to Speak Out Against Bibi

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted on November 22 that she hoped President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken doesn’t infringe upon...

At G20 Summit, Pandemic Spurs Action

International leaders at the G20 summit called on Sunday in a closing statement for COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic-related supplies to be distributed equitably to lower-income countries.

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