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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008



Cutting remarks — no pun intended — are at the heart of a libel suit brought before a Brooklyn Federal Judge over, of all things, allegations that a Queens man was not circumcised when in fact he was. Comment.

‘Oud’, not ‘Sitar’

In the article by Elaine Meyer on the above subject, she referred to the instrument played by a Palestinian musician as a “sitar.” Comment.

Traffic light victory

We received the official word from Department Of Transportation (DOT) — a traffic light has been approved for installation on Irwin and Oriental Blvd.. Comment.

Remembering our vets

I attended the 14th annual salute to veterans at Public School 216 on Avenue X in Brooklyn. Comment.

Mikvah backlash

I am writing with total disgust to your recent front page article, “Ritual bath brawl.” The article is so biased, and does not represent the same Community Board 15 Zoning and Board meetings that I attended. Comment.

It’s always the ‘G’

It seems that the first thing out of anyone’s mouth any time there is a budget cut is the G Train. It seems like these budget cuts give them the excuse to do what they have been wanting to do for years, officially end the line at Court Square. Comment.

Anti-Muslim rhetoric

Shavana Abruzzo, (“A Britisher’s View”). I just wanted to write and tell you that your anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic writings are not only offensive to Muslims, and to all people of Middle Eastern descent, it is offensive to us Americans, at large. Comments (1).

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Ho, ho, ho – not again

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed and I have yet to learn my lesson from previous years. Comment.

GUEST OP-ED - Hospice care: Making the most of life

What would you do if you learned you were facing a terminal illness? Comment.

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - Bum borrowers deserve some blame too

Good morning, everyone. Before I offer you my thoughts for this week, I want everyone to turn toward that pretty lady sitting at the desk across the room. The one with the accent, mostly British, but here and there she blends in the “tawk of a Noo Yawka.” Yup. That’s her. Shavana. Comment.

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