Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers respond

(Photo from Flash90)
(Photo from Flash90)

In support of Ethiopian aliyah
Sometimes one is embarrassed by family; other times, made proud. A fine article (“You really should have been there,” Nov. 19) by Cousin David (whom I’ve never met). Right is right. It depends not on color or the whims of the moment. It’s hard loving someone who shares only your religion. But our history demonstrates that it’s extraordinarily easy to hate someone who doesn’t. Perhaps, then, the test for who is a Jew is easier than we think: Jewish enough for Hitler? Jewish enough for me. There it is in a nutshell. Let them in.

Jay L. T. Breakstone
Port Washington, New York

Praise for ChaiFlix
I really enjoyed the article about ChaiFlix (“ChaiFlix: The Chanukah gift for when you don’t want to give pajamas,” online Nov. 19, this issue, pg. 20).

I’ve been looking for more Israeli shows. I have Roku and added ChaiFlix. So far I’ve been able to watch two of the shows for free: “Asylum City” and “Checkout.” Both shows have subtitles so you can follow along and brush up on your Hebrew.

To get full access to all episodes /movies you do need to sign up and pay. It looks like it’s worth it, though. I really liked “Checkout.”

I’m studying Hebrew again and I’ve been able to pick up a few phrases here and there by watching/listening to “Checkout.” It’s a real confidence booster being able to understand a few phrases automatically.

Rachel Zubrow

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