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Whoever wrote the editorial (“Israel must support Ukraine,” Nov. 4, 2022) that Israel is not doing enough should do some examination of the topic. First of all, it is easy for us to criticize Israel. We are not in their shoes or political situation. Next, what has the United States done that…

Why is this publication so biased in favor of left wing ideology and the democrat party? (“Arizona’s Republican candidates can’t shake charges of antisemitism,” Oct. 21, 2022) Several pieces by Shannon Levitt are extremely slanted and rife with inaccuracies, inuendo and fallacious assertions…

The current political situation in Arizona is distressing and depressing. I am deeply concerned about how Republican candidates are validating latent and patent racism during this very fraught time for Jews in Arizona and throughout the country as incidents of antisemitism are increasing.

While this was overall a helpful, informative article (“Myth Busting: Do seniors need to hydrate differently?” Aug. 5, 2022), I have one concern about it. As a 61-year-old naturopathic physician and a yearlong hiker in the Valley, even during the summer months, I think it is very important t…

”She learned that the little girl’s name was Elsa, and when it came time for lunch, she hated the Israeli food being served on the plane. Gross thought that is one more thing this child will have to adjust to in their new country.”

Rep. Alma Hernandez’s eloquent condemnation of Mohammad El-Kurd’s traveling Jew-hating song and dance across college campuses including Arizona State University is to be applauded. (“ASU hosted notorious antisemite,” May 6, 2022). However Rep. Hernandez omitted the fact that El-Kurd’s Jew ha…

Most of your editorials are so slanted against any political group that is not a Democrat. Example is todays (“Ketanji Brown Jackson – a Republican opportunity,” March 4, 2022) about the endorsement for the Supreme Court. Conveying the idea that the Republicans will not endorse her. Look bac…

“Holocaust education bill a done deal in Arizona”

With regard to Nicole Raz’s article, “Holocaust education bill a done deal,” in the Jewish News, like so many in the Jewish community of Arizona, the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix was tremendously pleased to see the passage of the Holocaust education mandate in the Arizona legislature. …

The article “Interfaith families navigate unusual holiday season” on Dec. 18’s front page portrays a positive picture but neglects to point out significant challenges of interfaith couples. It ignores the bigger picture: the possible eventual demise of Judaism via assimilation.

We recently read the article “‘Frustrated, mad, upset, sad’: Kids react to school changes,” in the Jewish News. As it relates to Pardes, while we can appreciate the viewpoint of the children that were interviewed, we want you to know we have had the opposite experience than what was describe…

I am writing in regard to Jewish News’ Nov. 20 editorial “The dishonor of frivolous challenges.”

I enjoyed reading your 2020 Best of Jewish News/Senior Living & Lifestyle magazine. It was very informative regarding helpful information and resources for older adults. I would like to add some clarification about the Federation Senior Rides program. I believe that your readers deserve …

On Jewish News’ website July 17, Raymond Hirsh (“The Scottsdale Primary”) commented on the Scottsdale primary for mayor, and it had particular impact on me.

Re: Jewish Phoenix has mixed opinions on Bernie Sanders

In response to the editorial, “Women’s March’s anti-Semites” (Jan. 18, 2019), we would like to say that over the last 125 years, the National Council of Jewish Women has been working steadily to organize women across the country, culminating in a wave of women being inaugurated into state an…

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that new lay leadership is in the best interest of NJY Camps (“When Leadership Is Discredited,” Jan. 4). And as president I can say that we are moving responsibly in that direction. Sadly, your editorial mischaracterizes the situation. Upon learning of Debb…

Regarding JN’s “Teachers stage walkout, religious groups respond,” May 2, 2018: In anticipation of the recent teacher walkouts across the Valley, I assumed I would juggle my job to be home with our daughter until the walkouts ended — but then we received an email from the Valley of the Sun J…

US officials directly involved in Israeli politics

It’s the time of year for miracles and mitzvahs, when we remember Jews in need. After all, we are commanded to give tzedakah, justice and sharing, as part of our Jewish values.

If the Phoenix Jewish News goes away, how will we post notices about events? Who will publish the calendar? How will we learn about upcoming holidays, rituals and traditions? Where will we read about other Jewish communities around the world? Where will we send our announcements of birth, ma…

More than any group, the Jewish community should demand less, not more regulation (“Needed: sensible firearm regulation,” Oct. 13, Jewish News).

Interesting article on the advantages of brining chicken (“Brining: A quick way to flavor and tenderize the humble chicken breast,” Oct. 6) in order to improve the flavor and tenderness.

It was with a sense of both sorrow and annoyance that the undersigned read the article in the Sept. 15 issue of the Jewish News about the spiritual and social action leaders “denouncing” the DACA decision (“Jewish spiritual and social action leaders denounce DACA decision” ). It wasn’t enoug…

I just finished reading the article by Arthur Blecher (“Judaism without God,” Sept. 15). I could not help but feel that our values and beliefs were so close. More than a year ago, I asked the rabbi at my nephew’s funeral if it were possible to be both an agnostic and a Jew. He told me it was…

We were disappointed by the front page of the Sept. 22 issue of the Jewish News in which Jewish genetic disease testing by an organization outside of our local community was featured (“Genetic testing emphasized during Tay-Sachs Awareness Month.”) Unfortunately, the article neglected to poin…

I read Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz’s article “Ask Why We Mourn on Tisha B’av” (July 28 issue of Jewish News) and was greatly disturbed.

Your editorial about the Muslims’ violent reaction to the metal detectors (Jewish News, July 28) that Israel placed on the Temple Mount the other week, could have been clearer about the causes. You correctly referred to “Muslim intransigence,” but the cause is deeper than that. The Mufti of …

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