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Valentine's Day - You Missed on This One

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Submitted by Brian Kheel (United States), Feb 17, 2004 at 10:20

I'm a fan and contributor, and I often pass your articles on to friends and family.

One of the most essential strengths of your articles and positions is evenhandedness. However, in your article on Valentine's Day, you failed to point out that a significant portion of the Jewish Community, my family (observant, Conservative) included, reject observance of SAINT Valentine's Day, as well as All Saints Day (10/31), as inappropriate.

Your article, and your position as an unbiased observer, would have been better served had you included comments on Jewish non-observance.
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Lots of people, including Orthodox Jews, don't care for Valentine - and manage to express this without resorting to violence.

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