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In Israel, beauty is not only found on an off-road jeep tour through the Jordan Valley, residing in the disputed territory of the Galilee, with the height of the morning sun to shine the way. Nor only at the sight of a young boy playing and giggling next to the Western Wall, just to be shushed by an older man engrossed in prayer.

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Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees

The Feb. 2 issue of The Chronicle is filled with column after column decrying President Trump’s executive order banning refugee immigration from several Muslim countries.

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We must all co-exist

I get so frustrated to see such blatant and pervasive bad journalism where lies are painted as truth as news stories, and where broadcasters and “Hollyweed” actors/actresses are suddenly experts in geopolitical/social/environmental issues.

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Stress and change are inevitable in our busy lives, but how we manage the stressors in our lives is the secret to improving and maintaining our overall well being.

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Holocaust comparison inappropriate

I have just read the opinion article in the Dec. 8 issue of The Chronicle titled “In the spirit of never again.”

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Village Shalom is a community treasure

We recently attended the annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Village Shalom.

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Nearly five years ago I learned from my rabbi and Congregation Beth Torah’s Founding Rabbi Mark Levin that Jewish Family Services, and in particular, Jewish Community Chaplain Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, was seeking volunteers to train and serve as Spiritual Care Volunteers (SCVs) in the Greater Kansas City Jewish community. I quickly signed up and then began a journey into one of Judaism’s special commandments — bikur cholim or “visiting the sick.”

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Voice opposition to executive order on immigration

We condemn the executive order on immigration and refugees that was issued late Friday evening, Jan. 27.

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Appalled by Ellison

I do not know Stu Lewis personally, but based on his many other letters to The Chronicle over the years he appears to be intelligent and articulate, though I have rarely agreed with anything he has written.

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The appointment of Steve Bannon as Trump’s chief White House strategist, officed inside the actual White House, should be opposed by every Jew, person of color, and righteous American of any background. His involvement in whatever the “alt-right” actually is disqualifies him for any White House job.

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When it comes to Trump, JTA is biased

Regarding the JTA front page article in The Chronicle’s Nov. 17 edition (“Meet the Jews in Trump’s inner circle), I am once again shocked and dismayed at the innuendo and inference that this major Jewish faux news organization would allow to be a part of their news product.

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