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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Letter criticizing opinion article on gay marriage decision by U.S. Supreme Court.
Hannah Rosenthal letter about JCC Maccabi Games.