Like many liberals, Stuart Muszynski’s Circle of Life story wants the world to be a certain way even though it has never been and never will be (“Hoping to get back to an ‘if, then’ nation,” Feb. 12). Poverty and kindness are relative and always will be (13th century versus now).

Last summer, the new owners of 3800 Park East Drive told Beachwood City Council that they underestimated construction costs to convert the property into apartments by $1.3 million and couldn’t make money unless they received a tax abatement, cutting their annual property tax bill by $258,000…

I wanted to say a few words about the late Cleveland Jewish News Sports Columnist Les Levine. Not having lived in Cleveland since the early 1980s, I only knew of Les through his columns, which I always looked forward to reading (“Levine recalled as icon, hall-of-famer, mensch,” Feb. 12).

Letter writer Andrea Lyn (“Israel bonds purchase questioned,” Feb. 12) should read the Balfour Declaration and the Israeli Declaration of Independence to understand Israel was created as an ethnic democracy. While she may publicly disagree with some of its government’s policies – a hallmark …

The article that recently appeared in the Cleveland Jewish News Feb. 12, “Solon council approves resolution condemning racism,” noted other east side community’s passing similar resolutions that preceded the Solon action were Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights.

A coalition of Jewish early childhood educators lobbied Gov. Mike DeWine to give them higher vaccine priority (“Playing waiting game for vaccine,” Feb. 5). As a grandparent of preschool children, I understand their concerns, but I wonder if they know which group they think they should replac…

I am sick and tired of the never- ending, unhinged vitriol against former President Donald Trump. Since he announced he was running for president, there has been a systematic, concerted campaign to demonize and destroy this man, despite how much he has helped make America stronger.

When I received a text the morning of Jan. 27 from Cantor Aaron Shifman, I thought he wanted to talk about our morning minyan. A few minutes later I sat stunned at the news that he had chosen not to renew his contract at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation.

The appearance of Columnist Regina Brett’s commentary on the front page of the CJN following the Capitol insurrection seems to have elicited more outrage on the part of some readers than the insurrection itself (“Blood on Trump’s hands stains Capitol, country,” Jan. 15).

I just knew those opposing the much-needed $1.9 trillion pandemic relief aid proposal would cite as their reason the belief (that I don’t recall ever hearing from them in the last four years) that we need to be “fiscally responsible” and not add to our national debt and federal budget defici…

As the co-chairs of the Mandel JCC Book Festival, we’d like to thank our incredible Cleveland community for its support of our annual programming. This year’s book festival has looked quite different than festivals of the past given the limitations wrought by COVID-19.

Roger Kramer’s letter to the editor Jan. 22 about the attack on the Capitol resonates with me because my wife and I live about 17 miles from the insurrection site. And I worked in downtown Washington, D.C., for 24 years.

Columnist Regina Brett spewed her vituperative message in words across the front page of the Cleveland Jewish News. However, lest we forget that former President Donald Trump hardly ever received recognition for any of his many successes; e.g. low unemployment especially among minorities and…

Like the Traus expressed in their letter, “Story gives credence to falsehoods” Jan. 15, I was shocked and upset that the Cleveland Jewish News gave two-thirds of a page to the Charms Masons’ reported experience at the Capitol. Despite Jane Kaufman’s fact checking, she still provided a forum …