I just read your front-page article in the Dec. 24 edition of the Cleveland Jewish News, “OSU investigating professor’s ‘Jewing down’ comment.” Antisemitism is a major problem in this great country and it must be fought with all the means available to our Jewish community. However, in that f…

Jewish organizations and leaders were very vocal about situations like the death of George Floyd. But they are strangely silent when it comes to the growing problem of inflation. Inflation is a nuisance for middle-class families, but it is a serious problem for lower-income Americans.

When most people heard the word vaccine, they used to feel pretty confident that it would be a safe and secure antidote to whatever was ailing them. However, nowadays, the definition of vaccine has been politically manipulated and corrupted by the left. They push their own dishonest, dictato…

I have always felt that if every parochial and private school were to close their doors on the same day, tell their students to show up at their public school and stand in the classroom they would ordinarily be assigned to, this would bring home to the public how many more schools would have…

Regarding the article about the educational voucher lawsuit, it is shameful that Jewish day schools accept vouchers, mostly to the detriment of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school system. (“Districts sue state over school vouchers,” Jan. 7)

As a former obit writer for The Cleveland Press and a former resident and councilman in University Heights, I enjoy the Cleveland Jewish News from afar. But after all these years, I have a confession. Some two decades or more ago, there was a Cleveland Club in the Boynton Beach, Fla. area. I…

The recent appointment of Navi Pillay to lead a Sondergericht presented by the United Nations Human Rights Council against the Jewish people of Israel establishes Pillay as the Roland Freisler of our time (“UN inquiry comes with new independent façade, same anti-Israel bias,” cjn.org).

In his opinion piece on Dec. 24, 2021, new Cleveland Jewish News columnist Jonathan Tobin argues reports of settler violence against Palestinians on the West Bank have been overblown by liberal media and organizations with the intention to “whitewash, rationalize, and even justify violence a…

Oberlin College has a building named after Charles G. Finney, an early American evangelist, who, in my opinion, is one of the worst antisemitic Jew baiters in American history. I’ve asked Oberlin to change the name to one more inclusive.

Recently, I got my gift card to Pinecrest for the Cleveland Jewish News annual gelt contest. Thank you so much for putting this on every year and sending me this gift card. It’s always one of the highlights of the holiday season. I’ve been participating in the contest all three years and it …

A vote of 10-7 not to censure the courageous Toronto school board trustee Alexandra Lulka, who warned the community that materials that promoted Jew killing were being labeled “educational,” is hardly vindication (“Toronto school board votes not to censure trustee who brought attention to an…

Kol hakavod to the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company for agreeing to publish the Akron Jewish News. As a native Akronite (and Akronism) now living in Jerusalem, I have relied on the Akron Jewish News website for news from the Akron Jewish community. As a longtime Clevelander and former su…

On Dec. 3, my group, Yarn over Beachwood, met at the Beachwood Library to share ideas for knitting and crocheting, as we do each month. From there, I ran errands and when I got home, I discovered that my hearing aid was gone. I only wore one that day. With my glasses and my mask both surroun…

This is the message that came through a remarkable event at Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. Bringing together in conversation, Rami Elhanan, an Israeli, and Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian, who told their stories of loss, grief and their eventual choice to t…

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson, a case that could dramatically change the landscape of abortion and pregnancy care in the United States. We face the very real possibility of the court overturning Roe v. Wade, which would result in clinics across the country cl…

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s letter to college and university presidents urging them to take action to protect Jewish students from antisemitism is certainly the correct message (“DeWine addresses antisemitism on college campuses in Chanukah letter,” Dec. 3). However, one has to wonder whether De…

As Jews, we spent many centuries under the heels of white supremacists. We remained silent in the face of often violent attacks. Some in the Jewish community today support these vile scoundrels. They are blind to the poisonous atmosphere spawned by the likes of former President Donald Trump.

The announcement of a “conservative” columnist being added to your staff has mixed feelings for me. In my nearly 15 years with The Cleveland Press, Columbus Citizen and Circleville Herald, followed by 24 years with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Aviation Administration, Department o…