Letters to the Editor: November 23, 2016

JCRC, interfaith coalition statement

We, the undersigned individuals and communities of faith from across the St Louis region, strongly denounce the appointment of Stephen K. Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President-elect. As the editor of the Breitbart website and as a strategist in the Trump campaign, Bannon promoted the advancement of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism. These ideologies are antithetical to the values of pluralism, respect and equality that our country strives to embrace. We call on President-elect Trump to appoint and nominate a leadership team that reflects his aspirations of being a president for all the American people. 

Moreover, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the rise in hate crimes and hate speech in our region and across the country. We are united in our work to combat bigotry in all its forms. We stand together for the rights of people of all faiths, ethnicities, cultures, languages, races, and political leanings. We will not tolerate the incitement of fear or violence against our neighbors.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of St Louis

The Metropolitan Clergy Coalition

The Islamic Foundation of Greater St Louis

The Ecumenical Leadership Council of St. Louis and its member churches

Boundless Buddha Zen Society

The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

Rabbi James Bennett, President of the St Louis Rabbinical Association

Cynthia S. Holmes, Past Moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Article brings back fond memories

I was pleased to read Margi Lenga Kahn’s Nov. 16 article about Greenberg’s turkeys.  From the time my family moved to Tulsa, Okla. in 1946 Greenberg’s kosher turkeys were a mainstay in our house.  There wasn’t a holiday or a special event, Jewish or secular, where my mother didn’t order from Greenberg’s.  Back then you could order your turkey smoked or roasted.  When I moved to Houston with my family I continued the tradition of ordering Greenberg’s turkey.

Greenberg’s was noted for delivering your turkey exactly on time. If you wanted it delivered at 2 in the afternoon the day before Thanksgiving, that is when the turkey arrived. I could never figure out how the turkeys always arrived as scheduled.  Reading the article in “The Jewish Light” brought back wonderful memories.  You didn’t have to go to Tyler, Texas to get a Greenberg’s turkey.  Wherever you live Greenberg’s turkeys come to you: moist, delicious, a picture perfect bird.

Rosalyn Borg

University City