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)

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…

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…

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.

It was wonderful to see so many friends and colleagues at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School’s “Spring Jubilee: Live in Your Living Room,” in celebration of the school’s (first) 51 years (“Mandel JDS recognizes school successes, future at jubilee,” May 28).

It was neither surprising – nor could it be deemed “news” – that President Joe Biden was passive during the recent Hamas attacks against Israel. Indeed, the growing progressive wing of his party affirmatively threw Israel under the bus one half-dozen years ago. Truth is the seeds of the Demo…

My Israeli cousins are trying to bring about peace between Jews and Arabs. On May 23, they marched with thousands of Jews and Arabs in Tel Aviv for peace, coexistence. Protesters voiced support for the recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and called on the government to take immediate …

Avidan Cover states he has “close ties to Israel” and Ori Yehudai, “an Israeli native,” calls Israel, “an occupying power,” stating “Palestinians are also Israeli citizens, although they don’t enjoy the full benefits of Jewish Israeli citizens … they also aspire for integration into Israeli …

As a former camper, staff member, current parent of former campers and current staff, I would like to thank the Cleveland Jewish News for highlighting how inclusive and supportive Camp Wise is here in 2021. (“Camp Wise uses gender identity for bunking purposes,” May 21)

Opening the borders? Are you kidding? Reprehensible, ruinous and rotten. Welcome, everyone. How many hundreds of thousands of illegals poured into the United States? Insane. Also welcome are felons, drug cartels, all kinds of criminals and terrorists, possibly causing us a new infamous pande…

Our family has always been one to cherish and save our most precious objects. For example, we have an heirloom wedding gown passed down six generations, and worn by eight brides under the chuppah. It is safely packed away for the next bride and that’s another story.

I wanted to make sure the community recognizes the Face to Face program, formerly of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah and now of the Kol Israel Foundation, as a dominant force for Holocaust education in Ohio.

Yasher Koach to Howie Beigelman, who recently initiated the formation of a committee of community leaders to create and pass Ohio State Senate Bill 372, the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission. It’s designed to create Holocaust public education programs.

I strongly believe Charles Ratner and his family ”have been passionate supporters of the state of Israel and the people of Israel” (“Israeli settlements are there, now what’s right way forward,” April 30).

On behalf of Menorah Park, we would like to offer our gratitude to the entire community for supporting the Menorah Park Foundation’s Virtual Home Run on May 2. It was a picture-perfect day as we hit it out of the park, raising more than $100,000 to support Menorah Park’s annual campaign.

In regard to David M. Millstone’s equivocal analysis about “illegality” of Israel’s settlements in the West Bank, the world on three occasions has declared the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and all of what today is Israel to be the reconstituted homeland of the Jewish people, and therefore s…

I want to commend the CJN on the continuing excellent reporting on Montefiore updates (“Montefiore fined; criminal probe into false testing begins,” April 30). I think it is a disgrace and an affront to the Jewish community to read of the callous and indifferent attitude of the administratio…