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  • Letters to the editor: Ancient rituals, gender politics and more

    July 6, 2016 | 8:55 am

    Ancient Ceremonies

    Why do we always try to find new rituals and borrow them from our neighbors, like “baptizing” the feet of a newborn girl (“Alternative Rituals for Girls’ Naming Ceremonies,” June 24)? Judaism has its own beautiful ancient ceremonies.

    Since at least the 10th...

  • Letters to the editor: No Iran Deal; NIF and Torossian battle; David Stern

    September 8, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    What About Considering Both Sides?

    First, let me commend Rob Eshman for his courageous stand (“What If There’s No Deal?” Aug. 7) and for being willing to open himself to all kinds of vicious attacks. 

    I wish I were as optimistic about the future. After reading “How Would You...

  • Letters to the editor: Mensches, Rabbi Toba August, OAN and more

    January 14, 2015 | 10:59 am

    Leading Lady of Lev Eisha

    The article “Female Rabbis at Forefront of Pioneering Prayer Communities” (Dec. 19) gave well-deserved recognition to women rabbis who have defined and inspired several previously unserved groups of Jews in the L.A. area and beyond. However, it...

  • Letters to the Editor: Sam Bacile, Rabbi Naomi Levy, Jewish Journal redesign

    September 27, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Not All Christians Are the Same

    I study modern Hebrew at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, and on my way out I grab your newspaper and read some of the articles at home. I usually read the Torah Portion and meditate on the wisdom there.

    I am not Jewish, yet I am attracted...

  • Letters to the Editor: Milk, languages, kindergarten, breakfast, philanthropy

    June 27, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    More on Milk

    Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is restirring a tempest in a glass of milk (“How Kosher Is Your Milk,” June 22). This issue was addressed in great detail in the fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society in the article “The Kashrut of Commercially...

  • Your Letters

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Lowering the Bar

    Gary Wexler is right: B'nai mitzvah celebrations are often excessive and inappropriate ("A Plea to Lower the Bar on Bar Mitzvahs," Jan. 10). But before blaming rabbis for their lack of attentiveness he ought to have done a little asking around. If he had, he might...

  • Your Letters

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Spiritual Agoraphobia

    Rabbi David Wolpe ("Spiritual Agoraphobia," Nov. 15) pounces on a carefully posed straw man by characterizing Orthodox leaders' objections to two recent books as rejections of the Talmud's dictum "there is wisdom among the nations [of the world]."

    It was not,...

  • Your Letters

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Not That Easy Being Gifted

    "It's Not That Easy Being Gifted" (Oct. 25) badly distorts reality. I wish that your reporter had taken the time to visit Sinai Akiba Academy. Had she done so, she would have written a different article.

    Instead, she chose to contrast what we are...

  • Your Letters

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Deeply Regretted

    Six weeks ago, I wrote a piece that was distributed to a few friends that eventually made its way on to the Web. It criticized a number of Jews. I have been frankly shocked by the level of communal uproar it has inspired. It is true that we are living in dangerous...

  • Your Letters

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Curse of Certainty

    As the director of moral education referred to by Alexander Maksik in his recent diatribe about being a teacher at "an Orthodox Jewish school" ("The Curse of Certainty," May 24), I cannot resist the opportunity to offer some personal advice to Maksik and...