Letters to the Editor: Hadassah and Empowermen
Our Nursing Roots
I am a lifelong member of Hadassah, a member of a Hadassah nursing council as well as a graduate of the nursing school. In the June/July President’s Column, “It’s All in the Family,” it is written that “Our doctors are among the best in the world” and “the patients spoke most appreciatively about our incredible doctors.” There was no mention of the nurses who work so hard to fulfill the needs of the patients at the hospital.
As we celebrate 100 years of Hadassah, and in the memory of the two nurses who were sent to Jerusalem almost a century ago, it would have been nice to read about the dedicated Hadassah nurses who continue the mission of Henrietta Szold, may her memory be for a blessing.
Empowering Boys and Girls
“Where the Boys Are” in the June/ July issue highlighted the important work of Moving Traditions and its Campaign for Jewish Boys. The Hadassah Foundation is a longtime supporter of Moving Traditions and its innovative program, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!, which was one of our flagship American grantees.
Over the past 13 years, the Hadassah Foundation has made grants totaling $5.7 million to improve the status, health and well-being of women and girls in America and Israel. We at the foundation wish Moving Traditions every success in its new role of reaching out to Jewish boys.
Donna Gerson, Chair Hadassah Foundation New York, NY
The Value of Aliya
Why would Hadassah Magazine print an article that discourages aliya to Israel (“Letter from Jerusalem: Triage for Founding Values,” June/ July issue)? Certainly with Israel now one of the top technological nations and no longer mainly agricultural, population density becomes of secondary importance.
Silver Spring, MD
Corrections: In the book essay on Anne Frank in the June/July issue, we mistakenly wrote that Frederick Douglass authored Up From Slavery (1901); that book was written by Booker T. Washington. The title we meant to refer to is Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845).
In “The Arts: More Alive Than Ever” (June/July issue), we incorrectly wrote that “The Qumran community began to take shape between 166 and 63 C.E….“ The dates should have read “between 166 B.C.E. and 63 C.E.”