January 31, 2008
Should Israel care what we think? Should we care what Israel thinks? If not now, when?
(Page 3 - Previous Page)Dirty Laundry," Jan. 11). These alleged crimes include money-laundering and tax fraud and involve untold millions of dollars.
The harsh judgment given to The Journal for choosing to report this story and how it was reported (Letters, Jan. 25) is uncalled for and should instead be thrown at those facing a judge in U.S. District court in the coming months.
Those allegedly involved are solely responsible for the content of the article, not The Journal.
Shame on The Journal? No, shame on those who wish to bury their heads and not face the realities of a modern world.
Please tell Amy Klein not to suffer ("On Marrying Out," Jan. 25). If she finds the right person in a gentile, she should marry out. She was not put on this earth to be alone. We're all dealing with intermarriage; the Orthodox will have to get a grip. Intermarriage will not make us less Jewish, and who knows, it may lead to something good that our grandparents could not have envisioned.
It may very well be what God intended. No one knows, including those who arrogantly think they do.
Dena Silver (Jewish mother over 50)
Gandhi's grandson said nothing wrong (Gandhi Grandson Resigns in Wake of Anti-Semitic Web Article," Jan. 25). The State of Israel is a state of military brutality, just like the Bush regime. The fact that Gandhi's grandson had to resign for making statements that your people thought was insensitive is part of the reason more and more people around the world are resenting the Jews.
Anytime anybody says anything marginal about a Jew they face intense backlash. Jews need to learn the meaning of tolerance.
Jews and Blacks are exactly the same when it comes to extreme sensitivity and overreaction to comments. Christians are the brunt of many ill comments, but we ignore it and go on with our lives. It is called tolerance of free speech and thoughts.
In "Riverside Jewish Family Service to Close" (Jan. 25) the allocation from the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area for Jewish Family Service of the Desert was listed as almost $1 million. The 2007-08 allocation to JFS of the Desert is $247,000.