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Yes, Older Girls Do Want To Get Married

I’m writing in response to Yonah Tuvia’s letter entitled “Do Older Girls Want To Get Married?” To say that I was disgusted by the entire premise of his letter would be an understatement.


He describes a 40-year-old “boy” who supposedly possesses everything you could ask for in a husband. He then bemoans the puzzling fact that this “boy” can’t seem to get a “girl” to marry him! As an afterthought, he lists the “only” requirements this “boy” has. She must be: 27 to 39, 5’ to 5’6”, not overweight, a non-drinker or smoker, someone who watches movies, has a college degree and a good job, and is sweet, kind, and healthy.

Well, all I can say is: If you really want to know why your “boy” isn’t married yet, stop blaming older women and start looking at that list of requirements! In the meantime, I think it’s awful to generalize and claim so many unmarried older “girls” are shallow and prioritize world travel and materialism over marriage and motherhood.

J. Taback
Brooklyn, NY


Special Fast for the Holocaust?

I am aware that many people commemorate the Holocaust on Tisha B’Av, but I’m wondering if readers might agree with me that there should be a separate fast on Yom HaShoah. The Holocaust was, after all, the most evil event in human history. Can we take some kind of poll?

Cantor Ralph Goren


Stop The Hatred On Facebook

I am becoming more and more concerned about the personal attacks and character assassinations on Facebook. The entire world is seeing them. We need to realize that neo-Nazis and anti-Semites are having a field day watching Jew fight Jew.

We are in the middle of the Three Weeks and the Nine Days will soon begin, culminating with Tisha B’Av, on which both Temples were destroyed – the second because of sinat chinam. So, if you dislike our president, vote him out; if you like him, help get him re-elected. But all this hatred on the Internet won’t accomplish anything.

If someone attacks you with a nasty comment, delete it. Don’t reply with an insult of your own.

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg


Why Are Leftists So Dense?

In his letter last week, Mr. Tannenbaum questions why Israelis displayed signs reading, “Thank you, Donald Trump” in response to the U.S. embassy moving to Jerusalem rather than “Thank you, United States of America.” He concludes that the language on these signs reflects Trump’s success in developing a cult-like following.

It never ceases to amaze me how leftists can deny and distort even the most obvious of realities. The U.S. was around a long time before Trump came into office but never, under any previous president, moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Does one really have to be some kind of cultist to recognize that the move was Trump’s doing? Or do you have to be delusional not to see it?

Mr. Tannenbaum also questions why the embassy was formally opened by Trump’s daughter and son-in-law and not the State Department. I’m not aware of any formal protocol for embassy moves. It seems to me that the honors were given to the people most proud of the fact that all of Jerusalem is, and always has been, the capital of Israel.

Josh Greenberger
Brooklyn, NY


Trump Deserves Our Praise

Mr. Tannenbaum’s letter last week was entirely disingenuous. The gratitude shown by Jerusalemites to President Trump was deserved. The law to move the U.S. Embassy was on the books since 1995. Trump alone acted upon it.

Mr. Tannenbaum criticizes Trump for calling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi an “MS-13 lover.” But he was right considering her defense of the members of this vicious gang.

Mr. Tannenbaum also notes that Bret Stephens and George Will left the Republican Party since Trump’s ascension. But Stephens left because he resented the GOP’s support, however reluctant, of Roy Moore, and George Will may have left because he was infected with the same disease that NBC and MSNBC suffer from and for whom Will serves as a political pundit.

I should note that Obama’s blatant lies about Obamacare and the Iran deal seem not to faze Mr. Tannenbaum one iota. Meanwhile, he doesn’t seem to notice Trump abandoning that deal, firing up the economy, lowering unemployment, etc.

Samuel Deitel


Arabs Can’t Stop Hating Jews

Stephen Flatow is correct. “Average Palestinian Arabs really do hope to destroy Israel.” Only if we understand why will we solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and, ultimately, rid the world of terrorism.

The reason is simple: For centuries, Arab/Muslim children have been taught – actually brainwashed – that all the territory from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea is Arab land. Certainly, some Arabs/Muslims ultimately discard these anti-Israel “teachings,” but, for one reason or another, they hesitate (or are unable) to speak out.

To craft a viable Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Jared Kushner needs to fully understand the harsh reality of Arab hatred. The brainwashing must stop!

George Epstein
Los Angeles


Some Articles Are Just Sickening

The Jewish Press has been a staple in my household ever since I can remember, but the cult-like devotion of your paper to Donald Trump and the Republican Party is really upsetting.

As a disclaimer, I have voted Republican in every election that I have been able to. But how can you run articles and editorials attacking fellow Jews for “daring” to side with liberal Jews on the plight of illegal immigrant families? That Jews should be fighting over whether children should be separated from their parents and put into camps is absurd and truly unbelievable.

Let me also say that I am disturbed by your paper regularly discussing LGBT individuals as if they were sinister sub-humans, using terminology like “contrived gender” and “pretending” when the issue is much more nuanced than that.

The Torah repeatedly tells us to take extra care of the widow, the orphan, and the stranger. Why? Because they are better than us? No. It is because they are marginalized in society so we need to make sure to keep them on an equal plane with us all.

Jews need to feel empathy toward everyone. To so carelessly print this hate is a chillul Hashem and against everything I was taught growing up.

Dovi Muchnick 
Jackson, NJ


The Jewish Press Doesn’t Hate Obama

In his letter two weeks ago, Charles Tal accuses The Jewish Press of “sheer hatred” towards former President Barack Obama. Mr. Tal: Recognizing Obama for who he is and what he is, and having the courage to speak the truth, does not amount to hatred – except in your mind.

I assume that Mr. Obama is an intelligent and knowledgeable person. So when he released $150 billion dollars in assets to the foremost sponsor of terrorism in the world – Iran – legitimate questions arise. For example, did Mr. Obama not foresee that Iran could use those dollars to sponsor the murder of Jews? Did Mr. Obama perhaps desire this result in his heart?

I don’t know the answer, but I don’t hate Mr. Obama because of it. I just recognize him for who he is and what he is. All The Jewish Press does is present the facts about our presidents’ words and actions, and offer its opinion based on them. It displays neither sheer hatred nor blind adoration. What it displays is an authentic Jewish response to the facts.

Ben Feigenbaum
East Brunswick, NJ


Democrats Must Pressure Their Own

I was terribly disappointed by your failure to advise your readers in your July 6 editorials to vote Republican and contact their congressional representatives to object to the hateful conduct of the Democrats.

You noted that three recent important Supreme Court decisions were carried only by a 5-4 majority. It therefore would be a disaster for America not to have another constitutionalist on the Court. And since the Democratic leadership compels their members to vote as a solitary block, only apprehension about losing their seats will make Democratic senators vote for such a judge.

Your July 6 issue also had an article describing the untoward conduct of the Democratic leadership as well as a description of the radical views of the recently-elected Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Unless your paper stands up and attempts to persuade Democratic voters to vote contrary to their party affiliation, nothing will change.

Brian Siegel
Los Angeles, CA