In defense of cartoons
Thank you for your wonderful paper. I have enjoyed it through the years. I love the Torah portions, the events and many articles weekly. The first thing I turn to is the opinion page and my favorite thing to see there is the political cartoons.
One of the greatest commandments we learn is to love our neighbors. Well, how can we love them if we don’t understand how they think? The political cartoons are fantastic because, whether we identify with them or not, we can easily see a hot-button issue important to someone else. That helps us love them because then we understand them.
I have laughed at your comics, been confused and asked others for insights into them, and seen how others think so that I can be careful of their feelings to show love for them.
When I grew up, we got four newspapers in our home. I always, even as a young child, studied the political cartoons so see how current events are interpreted by others. It doesn’t matter if I disagree with them. Please, I beg you, bring back the political comics.