November 16, 2006
Israeli-Palestinian Confederation; CAIR; Borat; Elections; More JewQ questions
(Page 4 - Previous Page)It is time Rosenberg explains to his readers why a Palestinian leadership with this record is one with whom Israel should conduct negotiations and make concessions.
Morton A. Klein
Zionist Organization of America
Jewish World Watch
Rabbi Harold Schulweis wrote eloquently about Jewish responsibility to alleviate suffering ("Loyalty to Jews or to Humanity? There Is No 'Either-Or,'" Oct. 27) We hope and pray that Jewish World Watch will put the same energy into helping the precious Jews of Gush Katif return to their Torah communities and organic farms which were a blessing to Israel and the whole world.
Schulweis quoted a beautiful statement by Rav Kook, who would certainly support the preservation of Yehuda, Shomron and 'Azza ("YESHA"), the biblical lands commonly called the "West Bank." As a Jew who lost family in Treblinka, it didn't feel right to read that place cited, knowing that Jewish World Watch doesn't appear to be addressing the concerns of Jews who work to preserve our sacred lands.
Hopefully, the organization will see the connection between, say, American Indian sacred ground and the importance of YESHA to the people of Israel. It'd be great to see the Jewish world, specifically Israel, more included in Jewish World Watch.
Clarification: As stated in "Feathers Fly" (Sept. 29), the chicken roaming Pico-Robertson before Yom Kippur was neither the property nor the responsibility of Pico Kosher Deli or any mashgiach of Pico Kosher Deli.
Correction: An article in the Nov. 3 issue misnamed the Hollyhock House by Frank Lloyd Wright, which reopened in June 2005 in Barnsdall Park in Hollywood. The article also indicated that the park is being redesigned. It is not. The lawn is scheduled to be replanted with water-conserving plants and grass, according to Fonda L. Portales of the marketing department of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
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