In the recent article on Holocaust education in Florida, Rachel Pignato, a teacher from Palm Beach County, was quoted as saying that “Florida didn’t have much material for teachers on the Holocaust.” (“Florida makes strides in Holocaust education after new standards prioritize source materia…

Josh Mandel cannot be so ignorant as to believe his absurd and vile comparison, or to fail to realize that he’s provided protective cover to white supremacists who can now trumpet, “Even Jews think this.”

• The Cleveland Jewish News will accept election-related letters for the Nov. 2 general election through NOON on Monday, October 11 for consideration for the Friday, October 15 edition. No election-related letter received after the deadline will be printed, except for letters that rebut facts.

What did Ben & Jerry’s actually say? In substance, we are a value-based company with a long history of advocating for human rights and social justice. We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the West Bank.

In response to the Aug. 27 column by Regina Brett in the Cleveland Jewish News, “Here’s the ‘choice’ – shut up and shot up,” we agree that there are many by some in our society who have been careless of COVID-19 and disregarded their own safety and the safety of others. They are wrong to do so.

Tired of self-centered vaxxers. They keep crying “do this for me” and complain that those of us who distrust the shots are the bad ones. The best deterrent to COVID-19 is distance. It has been reported numerous times by some that masks do nothing for the wearer, then the media vacillates whe…

Cleveland Jewish News Columnist Cliff Savren’s supporting Ben & Jerry’s decision to not sell ice cream on the West Bank aptly explained that this does not affect the company’s business in Israel proper, and how expanding settlements impairs the ability for there to ever be a two-state so…

I was saddened to read of the opposition to the Orange schools’ mask policy. COVID-19 and Delta variant have become one of the biggest threats in our lifetime. So far, they’ve sickened over 34 million and killed over 620,000 Americans. Pediatric ICUs are full and children are dying. Will you…

To understand the importance of vaccination, perhaps we can look at the U.S. population as one large human body, and each of us as a single cell. When we become infected with COVID, the entire body is affected. Once the virus enters the cell, the virus replicates, bursts from the cell and sp…

To anonymous, you left an envelope for me on my side door Aug. 2. You wrote a wonderful letter about how you knew my mom, Suzanne Strate. You wrote that you read my mom’s obituary here in the Cleveland Jewish News. You included a gift that you were afraid I would try to return if you signed …

In reference to the letter to the editor objecting to “Our history easy as Black and white-washed.” (“Slavery position misplaced,” Aug. 5). I have heard non-Jews objecting to learning about the Holocaust, using similar language. My family isn’t Jewish and we aren’t German. We know how important it is for everyone to learn the lessons of the Holocaust, Jewish or not. There are plenty of lessons to be learned from the treatment and experiences of Native Americans and African Americans.

Regarding Regina Brett’s July 23 column, the Cleveland Jewish News is absolutely an appropriate place for discussions about our country’s legacy of slavery. (“Our history easy as Black and white-washed”) While relatively few Jews come from families that owned slaves, Jews whose families came…

Recently, I read an op-ed by Cleveland Jewish News Columnist Cliff Savren covering a board pronouncement issued by Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to prohibit the sale of its products in Samaria and Judea. (“Ben & Jerry’s puts settlement issue on menu,” Aug. 6) They supported their decision …

Nina Turner’s comments about the source of her victorious opponent’s money are certainly hypocritical and may well be antisemitic, but the contributions to both sides are simply reflective of a system which has allowed money to corrupt and pervert the election process on all levels of government.

In 1945, my parents, Louis and Selma Tolchinsky, purchased a home in the suburb of Cleveland Heights. I attended Taylor Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior High, which no longer exist, and I graduated from Cleveland Heights High School.

In reference to your article on Nina Turner about “evil money,” The Plain Dealer at least two or three times during the campaign made reference to pro-Israel money going to the Shontel Brown campaign. (“Turner’s ‘evil money’ comment riles Jewish leaders,” Aug. 13) This also smacks of an anti…

Reading last week’s headline story on the Aleksander Shul, I was appalled by the truly unfounded accusations and insinuations thrust at attorney Dale Markowitz. He is a class act and a very ethical litigant. (“Lawyer: UH mayor discriminates against Orthodox Jews,” Aug. 6)

Regarding Cleveland Jewish News Columnist Cliff Savren’s Ben & Jerry’s column, from what I understand Savren to be saying is it’s fine for Muslims to live and expand in the contested territories. (“Ben & Jerry’s puts settlement issue on menu,” Aug. 6)