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Editor: The article “Citing ‘core beliefs,’ 40 Orthodox clergy condemn Trump’s ‘hateful rhetoric,’ Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz among leaders of effort” (posted on jewishaz.com, Aug. 22) made me wonder why I hear only relative silence from our Jewish leaders and rabbis when there are many slanders against Israel, our Jewish heritage and Jews, in our country and around the world?
Editor: This letter concerns the article “Jewish War Veterans group slams Trump over attacks on Muslim war hero’s family” (posted Aug. 3 on jewishaz.com).
Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix. Our child was a recipient of their scholarship to attend summer camp.
Editor: If you are fed up, bored, tired of the 2016 election, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news, if you are a political junkie, is that the 2020 election campaign has started. The bad news is that Ted Cruz gave the first speech of the 2020 election cycle.
Editor: My family and I enthusiastically welcome the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix’s acquisition of Phoenix’s 68-year-old Jewish News. Our family – my parents, Cecil and Pearl Newmark, followed by my husband Paul and me – owned and published Jewish News for 52 of those years, until my retirement in 2013, motivated always by a deep commitment to our community.
Editor: The Orthodox Jewish community in Phoenix is one that is filled with many young families. Many years before all these “newcomers,” there was a man who planted and nurtured the seeds of Yiddishkeit here in Phoenix. I was recently in Brooklyn and was honored to visit with him after many years – he is Dr. Sheldon Zinn.
Editor: In the last edition, there was a picture of two men, entering into a “marriage” (“A chuppah of equality,” Jewish News, June 17). The country and the state may well recognize the union of two men as a marriage, but the holy Torah is very clear on this issue. Homosexuality is termed a toeiva, an abomination. It’s not open to discussion, it’s an abomination, an aveira, a sin.