This is the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School’s milestone year – 50 years as an incredible Jewish community day school. As we celebrate all that Mandel Jewish Day school has become, we turn toward the future and feel gratitude for its bright next chapter. Helping to usher in the n…

There has been an awkward effort by some liberal Jews to excuse recent manifestations of anti-Semitism in the Black community by athletes and celebrities as just ignorance. That excuse just got weaker now that it has been revealed that Rodney Muhammad, the president of Philadelphia NAACP, po…

We are writing this letter to express our deep appreciation to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and its exceptional leadership and staff, for the generous support which enabled Montefiore’s affiliation with Menorah Park.

Just a short note to thank Special Sections Staff Reporter Becky Raspe for her interesting and informative articles in the July 31 CJN regarding telehealth (“Telehealth rises to meet health care need in pandemic” and “Prepare for telehealth appointment prior to calling”).

In his book, “Bias,” former CBS news reporter Bernard Goldberg claims there is a “liberal bias” in the national news media. He writes “The bias I’m talking about, by the way, isn’t so much political bias of the Democratic-versus-Republican sort. ... For me that isn’t the real problem. The pr…

The parishioners of Gesu Catholic Church in University Heights wish to express our solidarity with our Jewish friends and neighbors after seeing and hearing of anti-Semitic graffiti on various buildings and businesses in our neighborhood this past weekend.

Very much appreciated reading the Cleveland Jewish News’ feature articles on the honorable John Lewis. Along with millions of others, I have been thinking a lot about how provocative and hopeful he was; how deeply he believed in what could and should be versus what is. Such insight, prescien…

I was saddened to read about the recent passing of Dr. Saul Genuth. I had the good fortune to study with him and receive training from him during my internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in the late 1970s. He devoted his professional career to advancing the treatment of diabete…

We are most concerned with the omissions and vagueness of the (Beech Brook) rezoning issue as presented by the developer as he purses a development that will bring traffic, retail stores that are not needed and activity that is backed up to the Orange High School, which creates a safety issu…

The first page headline article in the July 17 Cleveland Jewish News reports on the misconduct of former Solon band director Edward L. Kline (not related to me). The article continues to occupy most of Pages 6 through 10.

Instead of uplifting your readership, the Cleveland Jewish News divides us. Why not use your bully pulpit during these unprecedented times to share stories of how people and families are coping? Why not promote kindness, resilience and spiritual well-being for all your readers?

We write in response to the swastika and graffiti painted on four buildings, including Jewish Learning Connection, near Cedar and South Green roads in University Heights on July 26. The targeting of these businesses in a predominantly Jewish community was a heinous act of visual hate speech …

Letter writer David Munitz is upset because the Cleveland Jewish News doesn’t praise President Donald Trump enough. (“Where’s the balance,” July 17) He wants us to know that the president lowered taxes, increased child tax credit, decimated ISIS, made America energy independent.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex up to one-third of the West Bank, including the fertile Jordan Valley, would result in the seizure of land that produces 65% of Palestine’s agricultural food supply. This policy would also displace Palestinian farmers with more illega…

While the Say No to Rezone political action committee appreciates the coverage in the July 17 Cleveland Jewish News, the article about rezoning had errors and omissions we must address (“Beech Brook battleground”).

CJN Columnist Cliff Savren wants Israel to have a “Palestinian Lives Matter” movement (“It’s time for a Palestinian Lives Matter,” July 10). That’s because he thinks that it will help if both sides acknowledge the others’ past.

There are good reasons why many former Israeli generals, U.S. senators (so far 39 including Sen. Chuck Schumer), European and other world leaders, and even half the mayors of West Bank settlements, as CJN Columnist Marcy Oster wrote June 26, are opposed to annexation of parts of the West Bank.

To my friend, David Munitz, and other ardent Donald Trump supporters, I submit the following statements/tweets by our president about the coronavirus and a public health epidemic that affects all of us regardless of our politics (“Where’s the balance?” July 17):

Our communities of color are literally choking to death. Studies indicate that over 300,000 people die every single year from health issues related to air pollution. A disproportionate number of the victims are people of color.

I had the pleasure and life-changing experience of traveling to Israel for the first time in 1975 with Florence and Alan Bennett for a work-study teen trip at Neot Kedumim. I know I am not alone among many Clevelanders now in our 60’s who participated in this trip and who began then and cont…