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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, October 22, 2017

JV Editorial

Should Trump Be Forgiven?

Dear Editor:

Jewish Week asks if President Trump should be forgiven? My answer is that Mr. Trump is not doing or undoing anything that needs forgiveness. Everything Trump does is not subject to judgment by the Almighty. Mr. Trump is not consistent and sometimes he is frivolous. The halacha is that a bad intention of a non-Jew can be considered a punishable sin. Mr. Trump shows no such intention. As the Psalm says: “He Who Sits in Heaven Laughs.” And that is what we see here.


Professor Heskel M. Haddad, MD (Rabbi)

The Fate of a Boro Park Synagogue

Dear Editor:

On Rosh Hashanah Jewish communities around the world will gather to pray about the year ahead. Who will live and who will die, who will

Involved in the turbulence and turmoil in the Middle East is the question of independence for the Kurdish people of that region. Not many of us are familiar with the history of this ethnic group, the Kurds. They live in a mountainous area where the borders of Iraq, Iran and Turkey meet. For most of their history Kurds have been a part of the Persian and Ottoman empires. Persia eventually became Iran and the Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey. Throw into this pot of craziness is that Kurds exist as

Critiquing the VAAD of Lakewood

Dear Editor:

The VAAD of Lakewood has promoted rapid unsustainable growth, favoritism, and a general disdain for simple law and order when it is convenient for themselves. Along with their leadership the anti-Semitic rhetoric in our area has grown. —-

Ultimately it is the VAAD’s actions with the help of certain township committee members and members of zoning and planning that do their bidding that have caused so much hatred towards the Lakewood Jews. How dare

Michael Isaacson, a screwball, overtly Communist professor at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice is way more than that. He's obviously Jewish and because of his outrageous statements and feelings about cops, Trump and our nation is a danger to all of us. Obviously a self-loathing Jew, he dangerously feeds the anti-Semitism of those with whom he associates. He is a traitor among us.

His tweet on August 23rd: "Some of ya'll might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John

As New Yorkers gear up for yet another primary and general election season their voting choices for mayor, city council, public advocate, borough president, district attorney and comptroller remain overwhelming on the Democratic side of the proverbial aisle. While this should come as no surprise to any died-in-the-wool New Yorker who understands that their city has gained a reputation for maintaining a solid blue presence since its governmental formation; it is also clear that not everyone