Letters to the Editor
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The Democratic Socialists of America asking city council candidates to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is not a fair question, but an exercise in hate. more
The headline of a recent editorial is based upon questionable estimates about the cost of a special election. more
I just got an email from Riverdale’s state senator, Alessandra Biaggi, insisting that it’s time to tax the super rich to solve New York’s COVID-19-caused financial crisis. more
Wayne Price certainly has a right to his opinions, but he is factually mistaken when he calls the Jews of Israel “a mostly European population.” more
My longstanding love affair with New York City has hit a rough patch. more
I am writing about the current state of the U.S. Postal Service. I live in a 299-family co-operative in Riverdale. In the past two weeks, our usual letter carrier has been on vacation. more
There is an old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” — a variation of which would be, “Don’t judge a person’s intelligence by his prestigious job title.” I give you as today’s example Mr. Norman Wechsler, who (as your paper noted) “is a former principal at DeWitt Clinton High School and a former superintendent for Bronx high schools with the city’s education department.” more
As a humanistic Jew, I have been appalled by the increases in anti-Semitic activity. These include murderous attacks on synagogues, and the march of neo-Nazis with torches chanting, “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville. more
Voting by mail should replace voting at all the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the county elections board and the U.S. Postal Service. more
My father was a socialist in what became Hitler’s Germany. However, it became clear — at least in much of Saxony — that in their quest for power, many had adopted the anti-Semitic stance of the extremes of left and right. He became a social democrat, and with his colleague Willy Brandt (later mayor of West Berlin and chancellor of a free Germany), they campaigned against Hitler and bigotry. more
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