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  • Your Letters

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Kosher Consumers

    I was dismayed to see inaccuracies in Gaby Wenig's article, "Kosher Consumers for a New Age" (Jan.23). She reports that USDA laws permit canned or packaged vegetarian or dairy products to contain up to .2 percent of unlisted animal byproducts, which could also...

  • Your Letters

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Arnold's Cuts

    As much as I sympathize with Ron Solomon's loss of his brother, his praise of the governor's supposed compassion is premature ("Schwarzenegger's Kindest Un-Cut," Jan. 2).

    Solomon credits Schwarzenegger's "compassion" with reversing cuts that have resulted in a denial...

  • Your Letters

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jews and Xmas

    I read with great interest the articles in The Journal about Jewish filmmakers and Christmas movies ("Dreaming of a Blue and White Christmas" and "A Gift From Santa's Jewish Helpers," Dec. 26). I enjoyed them both, but feel they both missed the single most important...

  • Your Letters

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Housing Crisis



    Thank you for printing the "Q&A With David Grunwald," (Dec. 5) about the housing crisis in Los Angeles. The current housing crisis demands a multiplicity of responses, including advocacy, grants, loans and services. Our city desperately needs individuals and...

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  • Your Letters

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A Passion Not Shared

    I read the articles about interfaith marriage with a heavy heart ("Married to It" and "Couple Struggles Over Intermarriage," Dec. 19). I am not opposed to this, as I am one of the people you describe in the articles.

    I was raised in very secular, Reform...

  • Your Letters

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wanted: Parents

    Two very moving opinion essays appeared on the same page of your Nov. 28 issue.

    Rabbi Yosef Reinman wrote that, amazingly, we still carry a memory of a promise made over 3,000 years ago ("Jewish to the Core"). I see this daily at the Academy for Jewish Religion,...

  • Your Letters

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Sense of Sorrow

    As a long-time member of Mogen David and the president of the congregation when Rabbi Jonathan Muskat was hired, I read the article titled, "A Shul Torn Apart" (Nov. 14), with a sense of great sorrow and amazement. The board voted not to renew Muskat's contract...

  • Your Letters

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller

    Rob Eshman's article attempts to present a variety of views of what occurred in the very unfortunate altercation between the director of UCLA Hillel, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, and a female journalist, Rachel Newirth ("Reckless," Oct. 31). However, his...

  • Your Letters

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Campus Clash

    I am shocked at your opinion piece, "Reckless," (This Week, Oct. 31). This incident has nothing to do with politics or one's views on Israel. It is a simple case of a rabbi attacking a woman and assaulting her.

    Condoning such an assault is appalling. Let's call it...

  • Your Letters

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Leaders Stay Silent

    [Avrham Burg's] creed against the reality of the Zionist enterprise, as opposed to the dreams of [Theodor] Herzl, would be understandable were he to put the blame where it rightly belongs: at the doorstep of the Palestinians who, to this day, resist, by both...

  • Your Letters

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hirschfeld Dismissal

    What was John Fishel thinking? I am shocked and angry at Fishel and The Jewish Federation for using as a cover the fundraising shortfall to terminate a loyal, effective employee who for 24 years has been a voice and a conscious of the community ("Hirschfeld...

  • Your Letters

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    David Myers



    Being very familiar with the StandWithUs brochure David Myers referred to I am puzzled as to where in its 16 pages there is any mention or implication of Israel as "defenseless in the face of hostile neighbors" (Letters, Feb. 21). I can only conclude that it is Myers'...

  • Your Letters

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Happy Minyan

    The opinion piece criticizing the Happy Minyan missed the story of what really went on that Shabbat ("Happy Minyan Hits a Sour Note," Jan. 3). First, the author of the piece was greeted at the door by someone who never met him, so that he would feel welcome. Then when...

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    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    INS Tactics

    After Sept. 11, John Ashcroft led a panicked America down a path on which liberty was surrendered for an amorphous sense of security. The cries of the usual suspects on the left – the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP, Muslim Public Affairs Council and the...

  • Your Letters

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    One American Muslim

    Tashbih Sayyed is a true American and a true American hero ("One American Muslim," Dec. 6). We should all support his efforts, as he is able to reach an audience the L.A. Times and The Jewish Journal cannot.

    Allyson Rowen Taylor, Valley Glen

    Steven Spielberg...

  • Your Letters

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Shepherds Desert

    Joel Kotkin misses the mark in his critique of rabbis who oppose Valley secession ("When Shepherds Desert Their Flocks," Nov. 1). Kotkin writes, "it seems unlikely that most of our esteemed, prominent rabbis ever really considered the arguments of the...

  • Your Letters

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Battle on Campus

    My compliments to Rob Eshman for ("Lesson Plans," Aug. 23). Israeli hasbara is important, and Eshman rightly questions the current PR campaign directed to college campuses. I share Eshman's respect for students "who come to ask questions and, when confronted by a...

  • 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

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm



    Elephant in the Valley

    I hope that readers who revere Judaism resent, as I do, the article, "The Elephant in the Valley," (April 12), quoting statements made by three Jewish political candidates, all contributing to the idea that "the values of Judaism and those of the...

  • Your Letters

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Passover Cover

    I loved the photo illustration used on the cover of your Passover issue ("Happy Passover," March 15). It was refreshing to see popular culture such as surfing fused with stories of Jewish history. Such images strike the attention of the younger masses and help open...

  • Your Letters

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Daniel Pearl

    "Yes I am a Jew and my father is a Jew and my mother is a Jew."God Bless Daniel Pearl and his family ("A Voice Silenced," March 1).

    Dr. Leland S. Shapiro, Simi Valley



    Abe Foxman

    As the present and past national chairmen of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), we are...

  • Your Letters

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Friedman's Plan

    Never mind that Israel has followed the prescription of Thomas Friedman and Peace Now, letter by letter, since 1993 ("Half the Kingdom," Feb. 22). The result has been an Israel that is challenged more than anytime since her War of Independence.

    Rather than take...

  • Your Letters

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Familial Dysautonomia

    Ellen Jaffe-Gill's article ("No News Is Bad News," Jan. 25) well-defined the symptoms of familial dysautonomia (FD), and it certainly let readers know about efforts made to make genetic testing available in the Los Angeles Jewish community. However, there is...

  • Your Letters

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    UJF Campaign

    I would like to correct a quote I gave Michael Aushenker relative to the results of the 2002 United Jewish Fund Campaign ("Coming Out on Top," Jan. 25). The campaign was extremely successful. However, I stated that the $45 million total did not include an additional $1...

  • Your Letters

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Aliyah and Israel

    Regarding Amy Klein's cover story ("Anti-Semitism Stirs Aliyah," Dec. 28) one cannot ignore the irony in all of this. The Arabs went through hoops and loops to stem the Jewish emigration from Russia. If there is anything they don't want is more Jews living in...

  • Self-Improvement for Dummies

    By J.D. Smith

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Some of the letters we get here at the Jewish Journal are quite flattering. Some people relate that they find my biweekly musings to be pithy and funny (thanks, mom!). If these people can be trusted, they are laughing out loud, weeping with laughter, dying of laughter. I've killed...

  • Your Letters

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Irv Rubin

    Jewish organizations had a field day denouncing Irv Rubin and his Jewish Defense League. All claimed he had no support in the Jewish community anywhere.

    Rubin is innocent unless proven guilty at trial.

    It is difficult to believe that this intelligent, articulate Jewish...

  • Your Letters

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    JCC Closures

    The organized Jewish community uses its most needy members to raise money. Elderly, low-income and disabled Jews are featured in ads to attract donations. But it seems that when push comes to shove, these are not the folks whose needs are cared for by the powers that...

  • Your Letters

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Lee Baca

    The Jewish Journal's cover story on Sheriff Lee Baca ("Lee Baca's Brotherhood Crusade," Nov. 9) suggests Los Angeles County's top cop is not "entirely above suspicion," that he may just be campaigning for re-election as he pursues intensive efforts to bring Jews and...

  • Your Letters

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    International News

    Regarding international news -- or the lack of it -- Rob Eshman mentions the producers, the network executives and the advertisers ("The Global Minute," Oct. 26). I think the chain goes one step further to the consumers. If viewers were interested in...

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