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Letters To The Editor

7 Iyyar 5764 – April 28, 2004
Google ProtestUpon reading in The Jewish Press (news story, March 19) that an anti-Semitic website is the first result one gets when typing in...

Letters to the Editor

30 Nisan 5764 – April 21, 2004
Responding To Alarm BellsMichael Freund's alarming op-ed of March 12 ("Anti-Semitism Not The Main Threat To Europe's Jews") is disturbing because what he describes...

Letters To The Editor

27 Sivan 5763 – June 27, 2003
Friedman An 'Arrogant Windbag'I greatly appreciated the two op-ed articles castigating Thomas Friedman that appeared in last week's Jewish Press. Anyone who's ever had...

Letters To The Editor

20 Sivan 5763 – June 20, 2003
Gesture Of BrotherhoodIn honor of last month's Holocaust Remembrance Day and in exceeding gratitude and love for the contributions Jewish people have given humanity,...

Letters To The Editor

6 Sivan 5763 – June 6, 2003
Editor's Note: This week the entire Letters section is devoted to comments on Shlomo Mostofsky's April 25 front-page essay, "Modern Orthodoxy in a Changing...

Letters To The Editor

28 Iyyar 5763 – May 30, 2003
No Fan Of Joe'sI wish to praise The Jewish Press for its refusal to give Sen. Joseph Lieberman a free pass simply because he...

The “New” Outreach?

A letter published in last week's issue as well as several others slated for publication in the coming weeks, are critical of our editorial comment several weeks ago regarding Agudath Israel of America's Avi Shafran's penchant for addressing religious issues in non-Orthodox publications. Our comments were triggered by a particular Shafran piece in the March 21 issue of such a publication, The Jewish Week, entitled "What Da'at Torah Really Means," in which Shafran addressed the seeming rejection by so-called Modern Orthodoxy of the notion of general deference in decision-making to Torah authorities.

Zion Without Judaism

17 Kislev 5763 – November 22, 2002
While there is of course more than one way to look at the last two centuries of Jewish life on the planet, one instructive way to summarize them might be as a two-hundred year search for an alternative to traditional Orthodoxy.

Modern Orthodoxy Must Confront Edah

12 Elul 5761 – August 31, 2001
An article in the Edah group's online journal about women being called to the Torah should be a wakeup call to leaders of Modern Orthodoxy. When Edah was founded several years ago, it unilaterally claimed a place in Modern Orthodoxy. However, Modern Orthodoxy is at a crossroads and it is now time that the Edah message be seen for what it is.

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