I read with horror the front-page article by Andrew Zashin describing his death-defying drive through East Jerusalem. (“Death Defying Drive,”) Oct. 28) I can’t believe that both his hosts and the car owner did not strongly warn him about driving a car with an Israeli license plate through East Jerusalem. Nevertheless, it should not have happened and there is absolutely no excuse for the actions of the Palestinians he upset.

The Cleveland Jewish News should be renamed the Beachwood Jewish News and the rest of Cleveland Jewish news. Day after day, we see news of Beachwood that is not necessarily of Jewish context, such as Beachwood politics and Beachwood community events not Jewish in nature.

Letter writer Joel Weiner is puzzled why so many Jews support the Biden administration’s immigration policies (“Must fight against tyranny,” Nov. 12). Although he grossly misrepresents the actions taken by this administration, President Joe Biden has allowed a modest increase in refugees fro…

In the past, whenever I had a dental emergency, my previous dentist never seemed to be able to fit me in or was on vacation. I switched to Dr. Rick Rzepka and he has been phenomenal. He found and corrected major dental issues that my previous dentist missed. But here’s what really impressed me.

The day before the Nov. 2 election, the Cleveland Jewish News posted its article “CH-UH school board candidate awaits Secretary of State’s ruling,“ which said absolutely nothing new. Yes, school board candidate Mordechai Rennert lives in a house in University Heights. Yes, Rennert has an Ohi…

In her recent letter to the Cleveland Jewish News regarding House Bill 248, Dr. Miriam Weiss writes that the bill addresses the issue of privacy and “promotes fundamental medical ethical principles outlined in the Nuremberg Code” (“Civil discourse needed,” Nov. 5).

From day one of the Biden administration, President Joe Biden instantly, intentionally and recklessly nixed any and all of the successful policies that President Donald Trump put in place. Biden’s policy, on the other hand, has been clearly and openly assaulting our Constitution, threatening…

When I spoke to Dr. Noam Stern by telephone Oct. 10, I learned that he has a pediatrician’s concern to protect children against preventable disease, and a pediatrician’s fear that vaccine programs will be undermined by House Bill 248. I share this concern, and so does the bill.

As a genealogist, I am searching for connections to my family tree as we had family in the 1900s in Cleveland. There was a Joseph Herskovitz, or closely related spelling, and name changed to Hersh. He had a brother, Jacob, my great-grandfather who left Cleveland and lived in Fremont before D…

During my tenure as the Beachwood High School PTO president, I had the privilege of working with Justin Berns, who was president of the elementary PTO at that time. He accepted the role out of extreme need and necessity, as there were so many volunteer responsibilities, activities, programs …

I have known Beachwood City Councilman Justin Berns for many years, and know him to be fair, just and thoughtful. I know that he would not harass women, or for that matter, anyone with whom he works or with whom he is in contact. I have observed Berns demonstrate great respect and fairness t…

As 35-year residents of Beachwood, we urge our neighbors in the strongest possible terms to vote for Mayor Martin Horwitz. Our trust in his leadership goes back to his 16 years as a school board member, when our children benefited from his quality initiatives and careful management. As a for…

I support Kahlil Seren for mayor of Cleveland Heights on the merits. He is qualified, intelligent and committed. He’s been endorsed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, State Rep. Janine Boyd, the Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, and multiple unions, groups and Party institutions.

I am a pediatric palliative care physician, father of two and resident of Beachwood. I have been concerned to see one candidate for school board is a retired physician who testified in support of House Bill 248. I saw Dr. Miriam Weiss’ letter (“Candidate wants open dialogue,” Oct. 8) asking …

As longtime Beachwood residents who have known Mayor Martin Horwitz for years, we are thrilled with the changes we have seen under his leadership. In four short years, he has launched a slew of new projects that are improving our community.