As the inventor of the President Donald Trump yarmulke, I had an opportunity to interact with thousands of people attending over 50 campaign events, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and Inauguration Day events. On one si…

The Torah teaches that it’s important to express gratitude for a kindness someone does for a person. In this case, that’s very easy to do. Cleveland Jewish News Staff Reporter Jane Kaufman, who was assigned to do a piece on our organization, Atideinu, was a delight to work with.  

Regarding Jewish Federation of Cleveland President Erika Rudin-Luria’s comments on security, there is a critical gap in response time that has resulted in needless deaths. (“Rudin-Luria discusses safety, security in new era,” March 15)

I was so pleased to see your article about R. Raphael Simon. (“Simon says and Simon does,” March 15) Rafi is a gem. He is such a kind and thoughtful person. The world is a better place because of him and I am lucky to have him.

The recent Beachwood City Schools drama department’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” was an amazing experience. Under the direction of co-directors Robb Sapp and Patricia Haynish, over 50 talented students put on a show that rivaled the Broadway production of this timeless musical.  

Morrie Zryl and I shared a room together at Cleveland Heights High School. (“Morris Zryl: Former theater operator recalled as passionate purveyor of motion pictures,” Jan. 25) He was the student and I the teacher. The morning after he graduated in 1967, Morrie returned to the room, came up t…

Kudos to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law dean Lee Fisher for his superb thank-you letter about Forest City and the Ratner, Miller and  Shafran families. (“An open thank-you letter to Forest City,” Feb. 22)

As a former obit writer for The Cleveland Press, I look online for last names in the Cleveland Jewish News and The Plain Dealer. Two rang a bell for different reasons. One, Robert Vincent reminded me of my Glenville High School senior adviser, Sidney Z. Vincent. I read his memoir online and …

We applaud the current administration’s condemnation of anti-Semitism and support of Israel. It is tragic that some new members of Congress have expressed blatant anti-Semitism and support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and their ilk continue to sup…

The Polish government now wants officials in Israel to “apologize” to them for revealing most of the Polish people’s role in the atrocities they participated in prior, during and after the Holocaust.

Liberal Jews, your Democratic party is not the party of former Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman or John F. Kennedy. It is the party of Ilhan Omar, a virulent anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli Muslim whom Nancy “Sanctuary City” Pelosi did not have the courage to remove her from the House …

Like many Jews, I love BLTs and an occasional ham sandwich. Following kashruth does not make a person a Jew.  The Nazis who killed my grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins taught us that. Who my forebears were and how I was brought up determined that I was a Jew. It is sad that reading an a…

There is no doubt that Robert Kraft would be charged with misdemeanor prostitution in Florida. You’re probably thinking, “Oy veh, this Jew is an embarrassment to the Jewish community.” Not quite the case. 

I’m an Akron native who maintains close ties with Northeast Ohio and enjoys keeping up with the news. It was shocking to read that the new Jewish Community Board of Akron CEO chose as his favorite Jewish celebrity the notoroiusly vile radio and television host, Howard Stern. 

I am extremely disappointed the Cleveland Jewish News features articles about non-kosher restaurants. Jewish organizations and media typically respect kosher standards and it is unfortunate that this basic expectation is disregarded by your paper.

As I was looking up Justin C. Woody, I was connected to Canvas (“Who’s Next,” spring 2018)! Justin performed for The Musical Theatre Project production of “Shuffle Along” this afternoon (Feb. 7) at Karamu House. He is so talented and then to find out that he is also a painter, printmaker, we…