Regarding “Chewing On Jewish Decline” (July 8): for The Jewish Week, the real measure of Jewish life is bagels? Your July 1 front-page contained a similar example of distorted priorities — “freedom” for a Russian immigrant was gay marriage (but no comment from the rest of the Russian community). Still another example is the specialty of Associate Editor Julie Wiener: intermarriage.
In the “bagel” story, the writer gave voice to Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of Clal-the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, who asserted that New York Jews “are more integrated” “have more influence” and “feel more comfortable” … than any Jews in the world including those of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Hmmm. As long as we can buy a good bagel.