Letters to the editor

Letters published in the Letters to the Editor section do not necessarily reflect the views of the Hamilton Jewish News.

Censorship has no place in our community

It is troubling that the only letters published in the HJN November issue responding to Rachel Loewith Rochwerg’s letter We must not stifle those who criticize Israel were hostile and disparaging.
 
Several of the writers used the existential threat of antisemitism as justification for …

Canadian Jews should have same rights as their Israeli counterparts

The September 2021 issue of HJN contains a letter by Rachel Loewith-Rochwerg headlined, "We must not stifle those who question Israel's policies." The November 2021 HJN contains seven letters lambasting the letter by Loewith-Rochwerg. Both sides of this fractious issue have a right to ex…

Progressive thinking resistant to facts

That some of the respondents to Rachel Loewith Rochwerg’s letter (HJN, May 26, 2021) have expressed anger, outrage, and sadness in reaction to her sentiments is not too surprising. What would be encouraging though is if their well-intentioned, informed, and passionate counter-arguments wer…

Reality check needed

After reading Loewith Rochwerg's words my immediate reaction was outrage followed by sadness. While I get her approach to the Black Lives Matter movement and to the Canadian Indigenous people's grievances, I do not understand the link between these and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I wou…

Antisemitic ideologies predate birth of Israel

Rachel Loewith Rochwerg argues that “We, as a community, must not stifle those who question Israel’s political policies.”  On the contrary, they are precisely the ones who must be confronted.

Like the writer’s predecessors, my grandparents also fled Europe because of antisemitism, …