The July 15 news story at cjn.org about an arborist killed while working in the Cultural Gardens brought back a childhood memory. As a kid living on Pierpont Avenue, I often visited – for some unknown reason – the Hebrew Cultural Garden. It was relatively short walk from our house.

Peter Miller’s incendiary remark in Online Chatter July 9 suggesting to outlaw the Democratic Party adds nothing to the dialogue. Having read many other ridiculous and divisive comments in the Cleveland Jewish News, I would recommend including a wide array of opinions, but none whose sole pu…

Critical race theory and diversity, equity and inclusion are the new bogeymen in today’s culture wars, as observed in contentious school board meetings across the country. In Ohio, there are proposed bills to censor teachers who don’t stick to the “traditional American history” that has been…

I would love to hear one of the hand-wringing critics of so-called critical race theory identify specifically the incorrect lessons being taught to our school children. With all the tears and ink the far right is putting into this distraction, you would think there must be something awful.

First, did Cleveland Jewish News Columnist Regina Brett have to say Brianna McNeal was recovering from an abortion? Medical procedure would have sufficed. (“Should athletes be trademarked,” July 16)

Beachwood Arts Council proudly presents “Small Wonders,” a virtual art exhibit and sale which runs through Saturday, July 31. This exhibit features artwork by 38 local artists, including drawings, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, pastels and photographs. The artwork, which is available for p…

Sen. Nina Turner will be an ally of the Jewish community in Congress. She is a supporter of the state of Israel and supports U.S. foreign and military aid to Israel. She is against BDS. Nina has publicly condemned the spate of antisemitism and called on the U.S. Justice Department to use all…

We see many Jewish folks supporting Shontel Brown because she’s said all the correct things when it comes to Israel/Palestine, without so much as a thought about who can really bring substantive change to Ohio’s 11th District. Many of Brown’s Jewish supporters also criticize Nina Turner as a…

A very important congressional election is Aug. 3. An open seat for the 11th Congressional District exists since Marcia Fudge was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The district stretches from Cleveland to the suburbs and south to Akron.

• The Cleveland Jewish News will accept election-related letters for the 11th Congressional District primary through NOON on Monday, July 12 for consideration for the Friday, July 16 edition. No election-related letter received after the deadline will be printed, except for letters that rebu…

The Cleveland Jewish News is blessed to have multiple award-winning opinion writers. Indeed, in the past five years, two (Cliff Savren and Regina Brett) were never shy in their observations about America’s political landscape. More specifically, neither hesitated in vehemently criticizing ou…

A number of Beachwood residents have asked me about the flash mob melee that occurred at Pinecrest on June 17, where up to 1,000 juveniles gathered for a free movie night. Soon fights broke out, stones were thrown and profanity filled the air. Adults and families with children fled the scene.

Regarding Cleveland Jewish News Columnist Regina Brett’s column of June 11, she justifiably brings attention to a situation where the history of Memorial Day was not acknowledged (“The truth can’t be silenced,” June 11). But her column quickly devolved into bashing “racist” America.

Like me, you were probably shocked to see many members of the progressive left of the Democratic party attack Israel for defending itself, against the Hamas rockets from Gaza. In Congress, the “squad” gave no support for Israel, only criticism. The “squad” is composed of Ilhan Omar, Alexandr…

Former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner, a candidate in the 11th Congressional District special election, is an enthusiastic supporter of antisemite and misogynist Linda Sarsour. Turner has called Sarsour “sis” and tweeted, “I see you and I love you (Sarsour).”

As a concerned Ohio constituent watching the school education funding bills progressing in the 2021 Ohio General Assembly, I sincerely hope the carefully thought-out proposals in the House Bill will prevail in conference committee so that the reconciliation bill may provide an equitable, rel…

• The Cleveland Jewish News will accept election-related letters for the 11th Congressional District primary through NOON on Monday, July 12 for consideration for the Friday, July 16 edition. No election-related letter received after the deadline will be printed, except for letters that rebu…

Thanks for letting readers know about InMotion’s new building (“InMotion relocates to Beachwood to serve those with Parkinson’s,” June 18). The expanded facility was needed in response to the increasing number of people seeking the holistic services offered by InMotion, which are all free to…

David Mazower, bibliographer and editorial director at the Yiddish Book Center and co-editor of “Pakn Treger,” is on the trail of an artist named Solomon Witkewitz. He is in search of Clevelanders who may have had a connection to his family or who even may own his works. Witkewitz was part o…

After a yearlong postponement due to the challenges presented by the pandemic, Piano Cleveland welcomes the return of one of the world’s most renowned international classical music competitions, the Cleveland International Piano Competition. The 2021 CIPC has been creatively re-imagined, ada…

Cleveland Jewish News Columnist Regina Brett makes a good point about the shameful incident in Hudson on Memorial Day when a speaker’s microphone was silenced as he sought to credit freed slaves for the first Memorial Day event in 1865. (“The truth can't be silenced,” June 11)

As one who has been a resident of Beachwood for many years, I am aware of several occasions in which our citizens had been polled about their preference for street lights on those streets which remain pitch black.

The proposed sale of Park Synagogue brings back fond memories of when I was confirmed there in 1932. My bar mitzvah was at the original building on East 105th Street. My late brother, Herman, who was Confirmed in 1936, was a gabbai at Park.