Letters to the editor
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Although Mel Yoken wrote a lovely article about Ruth Gruber, I am compelled to correct him on a few facts. Ruth brought over 982 souls from Italy, and they were definitely not all children. My … more
The March 4 Voice had four disturbing political stories: the shouting down and suppression of Charles Jacobs and the State House rally calling for caution on Syrian refugees; Jim Rosenberg’s column which in a softer way discouraged dialog on … more
I recently read Rabbi Rosenberg’s opinion piece in the March 4 edition of the Voice. The more I read, the more concerned I became. In this day and age, was he really trying to disparage a fellow Jew who has only the safety and security of Israel … more
Political cartoons have been used for years to provoke thought, provide open dialogue, increase awareness, and add humor to political hot button issues.  Rabbi Rosenberg’s opinion titled “A cartoon that isn’t funny” tells us that one … more
In regard to the current debate over Syrian immigration to the United States, as we witness mass deportations of refugees from Sweden and destabilization in several European countries, it would be well to consider the teaching of Rabbi Moses … more
I enjoyed the article titled “Student bakers fight hunger with challah” very much. I’d like to add some background to the article. My daughter Danielle Waldman and her close friend Harrison Paup actually started the Brown Chapter in the fall … more
I read with sorrow of the dilemma facing Temple Am David. My parents were among the founders of the temple – among the pioneers who ventured out of Providence and began living life in the suburbs. They were a joyous group, carrying the Torah … more
Among the unexpected changes made to my article “Professor to speak at Beth Sholom on academic freedom” – about Professor Richard Landes’ talk on the spring of 2015 campus campaign against Connecticut College’s Dr. Andrew Pessin, and that … more
With much of the world in turmoil and Israel and Jews under attack on many fronts, there are many important  issues for Jewish students to become involved in. Foremost, is the fight against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement … more
While I was excited to see the photo spread celebrating the successful return of the Evening of Jewish Renaissance, I was troubled by the gender imbalance depicted. The two-page collection of teachers and speakers in action highlighted almost … more
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