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  • Norman Lamm’s letter announcing departure from Yeshiva University

    July 1, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Rabbi Norman Lamm, who serves as Yeshiva University’s president, chancellor and head of its rabbinical school, announced his departure on Monday in a letter acknowledging his failure to respond adequately to sexual abuse allegations against two rabbis at Y.U.’s high school for...

  • Letters to the Editor: Berman will be missed, Fight for life, Seeking survivors

    November 16, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    Howard Berman Will Be Missed

    Last week’s election was incredibly emotional for me. With the support of my community, a kid from Pacoima won a seat in the United States House of Representatives. But I, like many others, was also very saddened to see Congress lose one of its...

  • Letters to the Editor: Prager’s Politics, Bassoonist Has Storied Career

    November 8, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    Prager’s Politics

    Dennis Prager has again conveniently and simplistically divided his world into good and bad, conservative Republicans being good, liberal Democrats being bad (“A Jew Tours for Romney,” Nov. 2). He then uses this formulation to claim that the conservative...

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  • Christians’ letter was reasonable, worded sensitively

    October 24, 2012 | 9:37 am

    There has long been an unwritten covenant between the Jewish establishment and Christian leaders when it comes to interfaith dialogue: “We can talk about any religious issues we like, but criticism of Israel’s human rights violations is off limits.”

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve...

  • Letters to the Editor: Iranian Jews, Netanyahu, New Print Design

    October 17, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Valuable Lesson From Jews
     
    Your cover stories about the history of Iranian Jews were eye-opening and inspiring (“A History of Iranian Jews,” Oct. 12). Although I am not Jewish, I have had many Jewish friends over the years tell me stories of great religious traditions and...
  • Christians picking on Israel

    By David Suissa

    October 16, 2012 | 11:47 am

    With Christians being persecuted and threatened across much of the Middle East, guess which country the leaders of several major U.S. Christian denominations have decided to pick on?

    That’s right, the country where Christians are safest: Israel.

    In case you missed it, in a...

  • Albert Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ to be auctioned online

    October 2, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    A letter handwritten by physicist Albert Einstein a year before his death, expressing his views on religion, will be sold on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million, an auction agency said on Tuesday.

    Known as the "God Letter," the correspondence offers insights into...

  • Egypt denies Morsi letter sent to Israel

    July 31, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    Israel said on Tuesday it had received a letter from Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi indicating he wanted to work for peace in the Middle East, but Morsi’s office later denied sending it.

    An Israeli official, who asked to remain anonymous, said the denial was to be expected, due to...

  • Palestinian leaders reject Netanyahu letter to Abbas

    May 14, 2012 | 8:28 am

    Palestinian leaders reportedly have rejected the contents of a letter delivered by Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal envoy Isaac Molho to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

    “The content of [Netanyahu’s] letter did not represent grounds for returning to...

  • Obama letter to Peres: U.S. commitment to Israel ‘strong’

    April 25, 2012 | 10:08 am

    President Obama said the United States “remains steadfast in its commitment to Israel’s security and a comprehensive peace in the region” in an Independence Day message to Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    The letter, sent April 18 to mark Israel’s Independence Day, which falls on...

  • PA’s Fayyad is no-show at scheduled meeting with Netanyahu

    April 17, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad refused to attend a scheduled meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu met Tuesday in Jerusalem with two PA leaders—chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and security official Majed Faraj—according to reports.

    ...
  • Clinton: Iran letter ‘important step’

    February 17, 2012 | 11:55 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Iran’s stated willingness to restart negotiations and called it an “important step.”

    In comments to reporters after a meeting Friday at the State Department with Catherine Ashton, the European Union policy chief, Clinton said any...

  • Obama administration: No ‘direct talks’ letter to Iran

    January 19, 2012 | 10:15 am

    The Obama administration said an Iranian lawmaker had mischaracterized its message warning against blocking the Strait of Hormuz and reiterating its commitment to dialogue.

    Ali Mothari was quoted Wednesday by The Associated Press as saying that “In the letter, Obama called for...

  • Jury Duty!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 23, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    As much as I love to participate in any and all civic duties, being chosen for Jury Duty just wasn’t going to happen.  Believe it or not, this was the first time I had ever received a notification requiring me to fulfill my civil duty.  As I opened the letter, immediately I started...

  • Chabad rabbis denounce one of their own for lighting torch at Israel Independence Day ceremony

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 10, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    A group of Chabad rabbis in Israel this week signed a letter denouncing one of their own for lighting a torch in the State of Israel’s official Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.

    While Chabad has a strong presence in Israel, the movement has complicated relationship with modern political...

  • Palestinian incitement letter garners 27 senators

    March 30, 2011 | 10:06 am

    A bipartisan slate of 27 U.S. senators signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to press the Palestinian Authority to address incitement.

    The letter, sent Tuesday but initiated two weeks ago by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.),...

  • NYPD checks out letter bomb

    January 19, 2011 | 11:14 am

    New York police are investigating a possible letter bomb sent to an Israeli bank branch.

    The letter was sent to the Bank Hapoalim branch at Sixth Avenue and 46th street, CNN reported on Wednesday.

  • Shalits reveal content of 2006 letter from Gilad

    September 8, 2009 | 2:15 pm

    The family of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit has allowed public access to a letter he wrote just months after being taken captive by Palestinian militants in 2006.

    The letter was handed over to Israel by Egyptian mediators in October 2006, four months after Shalit was seized in a cross-border raid.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Never Too Old to Write a Letter ... of Torah

    March 25, 2009 | 4:38 am

    The Jewish Home for the Aging has never had a Torah it could call its own. Since the home first opened in 1912, synagogues or individuals have donated Siferei Torah to the senior-living community, but the scrolls were often old and tarnished, with faded letters or finger smudges on...

  • McCain, Obama, cancer and cows

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    20 Questions With McCain

    It's too bad Rob Eshman didn't ask the "man with the plan" for Iraq the most important question: What his definition of "victory" in Iraq is, and how he plans to achieve it ("20 Questions With John McCain," April 4).

    Lawrence Weinman
    Los Angeles



    Letter to...
  • Books: Wartime memoir a lesson in finding family treasures

    By Michael Berenbaum

    March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    "Every Day Lasts A Year: A Jewish Family's Correspondence From Poland," edited by Christopher R. Browing, Richard S. Hollander and Nechama Tec (Cambridge University Press, $28).

    Over the past several years, a new genre of original Jewish documentation has emerged in closets and...

  • Lauder letter to Olmert urging Disapora role in Jerusalem negotiations stirs passions

    By Jacob Berkman

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has roiled the organization's branch in Israel by writing to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with a plea to allow Diaspora Jews a voice in any decisions on Jerusalem's future.

    Ronald Lauder, in his Jan. 8 letter on WJC letterhead, wished...

  • Spinker? I just met her!

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Spinka Money Trails

    Sadly missing from Amy Klein's thorough investigation from "Boro Park to L.A. (Dirty Laundry)" was the question that seems to be embedded in every news article when reporting on a perpetrated evil. Why? ("Following the Spinka Money Trail," Jan. 11).

    We are...
  • An open letter to the rabbis at the Jewish Theological Seminary

    By Pamela Witt

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I want to share with you an email I wrote to Chancellor Elect Eisen as well as Rabbi Joel Roth on the JTS board to support allowing gays to marry and become rabbis:

    Dear Mr. Eisen,

    I am a 46-year-old woman born and raised in Los Angeles. I am writing to ask that the Conservative...

  • Letters to Mom

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm



    Dear Mother,

    Here we are again on the plains of Bethel. We're in the 10th month of our 10th year in Canaan. Sorry I haven't written. There were so many things happening, but none of them so important to justify my negligence. The famine, Pharaoh, Avimelech, the war -- they all...
  • Letters

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    John Fishel

    Quite frankly, in my opinion, John Fishel is responsible for the "JCC crisis" ("Views Differ on Role in Centers Crisis," May 26). But he is not alone in this case. All those who were then involved in establishing policy and direction for The Jewish Federation should be...

  • Letters

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ugly Neighborhood

    Without reading a word of the inside article, I write because I am distressed about the depiction on the front page ("An Ugly Day in the Neighborhood," March 3).

    I am all too familiar with many issues that cause divisiveness among Jews, secular, religious, somewhat...

  • Letters

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Singles Solutions

    Your article on "A Single Problem" described my sitation as an intellgient single woman very accurately (Dec. 9). However, you only begin to touch upon the problem with Jewish men. In my experience, men say they would like a smart woman, but, in reality, do not. I...

  • Letters to the Editor

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Shalhevet's Future

    Let's look 20 years into the future. Who will be our community leaders ("What's Next for Shalhevet?" Feb. 4)? They will, by and large, be students from schools like Shalhevet High School and Middle School, because there they learn that when a community paper...

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