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Letter to the editor, August 2022

Posted on: September 30th, 2022 | 5 Tishri 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

To the editor:  I find the commentary by Rabbi Avi Shafran on the overturning of Roe v. Wade very puzzling (Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, August 2022).  Shafran is quite clear that Jewish law permits (and in some cases requires) abortion, and acknowledges the variety of approaches within Orthodox legal opinions.  But on an individual basis, with an actual […]

Nita Soref remembered – lived life fully, touched lives 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2021 | 19 Tevet 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Nita Soref (nee Gumbiner), who is remembered as having lived life to the fullest and touched many lives, died Dec 11, 2021. She was 95.   “Nita was an extraordinary caregiver to those she loved. She provided her help with love and no expectations of gratitude,” Marlene Bilsky said. “She could always lift my spirits and make me laugh. Outside […]

Chose burial

Posted on: October 30th, 2020 | 12 Heshvan 5781 by Rob Golub

To the editor:  Much has already been said about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and much more will be said in the days — indeed, years — to come. She has earned her place as a political and cultural icon.  For Jews, she was the very face of Jewish liberalism. For that reason, it is noteworthy that […]

Black Lives Matter is not the problem, its antisemitism

Posted on: September 7th, 2020 | 18 Elul 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

  Concern about antisemitism in the Black Lives Matter movement is reasonable and warranted, as indicated in the August Chronicle (an analysis article and a letter from Peter Gilbert). Jewish sympathy for Black Lives Matter should not blind us to this possibility.   Incidents of antisemitism within Wisconsin should be reported to the Jewish Community Relations Council. […]

Letter

Posted on: February 4th, 2020 | 9 Shevat 5780 by WJC Staff

To the editor: Ivan Lang wrote (December 2019 Chronicle) that the Iran nuclear deal “gave Israel’s number one enemy, Iran, access to $150 billion and guaranteed they would get the nuclear bomb within 10 years.” This is a gross mischaracterization of the agreement. American intelligence had estimated that Iran had the capability to produce a […]

Letters, March 2019

Posted on: March 25th, 2019 | 18 Adar II 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

To the editor: How refreshing to read Dr. Pullin’s article entitled “Commentary: Blacklist delivers, but American communism needs more probing.” It just gets so tiresome to constantly read about how the “Hollywood Ten” and other American communists were just American (mostly Jewish) liberals just going about their business and were hounded mercilessly and unjustifiably by […]

Letter, June 2018

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 | 12 Tammuz 5778 by Rob Golub

To the editor: Bart Ehrman, author of “The Triumph of Christianity” was interviewed today on NPR. That prompted a Google search of his work, which turned up, among others, a New York Times article reviewing “Triumph.” The article states that in 60 A.D. there were roughly 1,000 Christians. By 300 A.D. there were 2.5 million. […]

I was one of those Jewish students from New York who descended on Madison in the ’60s

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 | 18 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

To the editor: (Re: Musician Ben Sidran’s 1960s reunion recalls Jewish influx, February, 2018)  I was one of those Jewish students from New York who descended on Madison in the ’60s. With our long dark hair, dungarees and black turtlenecks we were definitely different from the pageboy, skirt and sweater sets of the Midwest girls. […]

Letters, March 2018

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 | 5 Nisan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

  To the editor: Whew! Tell us how you really feel! Even for a guy like me who is sometimes slow on the upload, it is readily apparent that Mr. Zak Mazur (commentary in February issue, page 27) does not like President Trump.  Rather than discuss feelings, perhaps a review of the facts surrounding President Trump’s decision […]

Letters, July 2017

Posted on: June 30th, 2017 | 6 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Editor should recall history To the editor: Editor Rob Golub insinuates an equivalency between Israel’s successful self-defense against its probable annihilation in the ‘67 war, and the despondency of the Arab Palestinians due to that event not occurring, while imploring that “we hear the other side” as a means toward ending the conflict. He would […]