Dear Mr. Wilkes:
Did you neglect to wear reading glasses when you perused my letter bemoaning “wasted tomatoes” (“Repair and defend,” Letters, March 2)? I am a proud and active member of J Street. We are busting our kishkes trying to keep Israel out of world censure! I adamantly oppose boycott, divestment and sanctions directed toward our Jewish homeland. Happily, this otherwise silly dialog between commentators is a fine example of exactly what father and son rabbis Martin and Daniel Weiner decry (“More than one way,” March 2).
Mr. Wilkes and I both want to see Israel thrive. I believe this is the desire of most American Jews whether they are so-called left, right or middle. What’s needed right now is cooperation between the various American Jewish organizations, admittedly difficult for an argumentative tribe. The result wouldn’t be stuffy, drawing room etiquette, but powerful healing energy! I am ever so grateful to the rabbis for eloquently stating the position that I endorse.