I do not want to add anything to the discussion of his letter. However, I’d like to share a portion of the following anonymous comment posted on Aish.com. I almost feel like this needs no further comment and yet I have much to say on this topic so will add my own thoughts tomorrow.
I've Been ThereI write this as a mitzvah observant Jew who was married
previously -twice- to non Jewish husbands....There are a lot of people out there who do not find a place for
themselves in the Jewish world and do not feel a sense ofbelonging. Whether it is an unhappy social experience in dayschool or Hebrew school, or a feeling of rejection by otherJews in one's life, or whether it is a failure to meet a Jewishperson of the opposite sex with whom one can really share hisheart, soul, and life, there are many people out here whowould like to be connected to the Jewish worldbut have had more unhappy than happy experiencesin it….I personally felt like a reject in the Jewish world formany years, something that gave me great emotional pain….Since the time of my own teshuva, I have continued to strugglewith relationships with fellow Jews in the shuls, Jewish schoolsand even with visits to Israel….If I could make one suggestion, it is that when our children inJewish schools or camps act meanly to any of the otherchildren, we pay attention and stamp out the crueltyimmediately. No child should have to leave a Jewish schoolbecause he or she can't make friends there. We have such abetter chance of raising committed Jews if our children grow upwith happy memories of associating with the other Jewish kidsat school and camp.