Political Cowardice

An undocumented immigrant murders a citizen, and what do Donald Trump and his fellow travelers offer us? A multibillion-dollar wall and xenophobia.

Gun-toting Americans butcher our neighbors, and what do Donald Trump and his fellow travelers offer us? Their “thoughts and prayers.”

The threat of nuclear-weaponized North Korea and Iran doesn’t scare me half as much as the political cowardice and mumbo-jumbo of those sworn to safeguard our domestic tranquility. This is old news. I wish it were fake.

Rabbi Scott B. Saulson, Atlanta

Grieve for All 17

I am appalled to see this week’s headline on the AJT e-newsletter, “5 of the 17 Were Jewish.” Are the other 12 any less important? Are the parents of the other 12 not grieving? Were the other 12 not smart, scholarly, kind and loving?

I understand this is a Jewish newspaper, but as such, aren’t we commanded to recognize all people as equal?

My tears are for all 17, as yours should be as well.

— Jacqueline Granath, Dunwoody