Letters

When Art Imitates Life

In the Binyan Pesach magazine, there was a fiction story by Yonina Hall, called “Operation Pesach Seder.” As I read the story, I had memories of my heart attack three…

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‘Chastened by A Midrash

Attention Rabbi Shafran: regarding “Chastened by a Midrash” — where do you take it from that Hamshuleshes (by the way, the Mem has a Shva Nach) is connected to the…

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Not Sheimos

A reader queried whether the passuk הצבי ישראל על במותיך חלל… on the cover of the March 21, 2018 supplement about the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, zy”a, was sheimos. We had asked a…

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Readers Respond To the Pesach Issue

Kudos to Hamodia for a Features supplement with so much interesting information. I especially found the interview on Mr. Shloime Werdiger and his family very inspiring. To see a family…

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More Polish Anti-Semitism

I wish to express my shock when I read in Hamodia on March 1 that the father of the Polish President declared recently that Jews moved to the ghettos in…

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Publicizing Our Yeshuah

I would like to share with your readers something that happened to me that I hope will happen to others as well. A few years ago, in a letter to…

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Proactive Shidduch-Making

Do you know someone in need of a shidduch? I do, and I’m sure you do too. It may even be your own son or daughter. With bein hazmanim just…

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Yeyasher Koach To Hamodia

I was delighted to see the article written by Rabbi Yehoshua Berman in your pages, and even more delighted to see the well-taken response from Rabbi Shmuli Margulies of Mesila…

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Not Just Budgeting Advice

It was with great interest that I read Rabbi Berman’s excellent Op-Ed and the subsequent letter to the editor by Rabbi Shmuli Margulies of Mesilah. There is no doubt that…

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It’s All the Guns’ Fault!

While there’s much truth about America’s diminished respect for human life, this is also true in other countries, but the homicide rates involving firearms is far smaller, because access is…

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Kabed Es Banecha?

I was shocked when a principal told me that he asked a few people: If he would open a day camp would their children come? They answered no, their children…

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An Ounce of Prevention

Kudos to Rabbi Yehoshua Berman for his article, “An Ounce of Prevention” (Features, February 21, 2018), which addressed the importance of helping people break out of the poverty cycle or,…

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Make a Buck, But With Dignity

I have just read Rabbi Avi Shafran’s article: “Tone-Deaf Jewish Marketing” in Hamodia’s Features section (March 14, 2018). Although I totally (OK, mostly) agree with everything he wrote…he missed out…

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A People of Chessed?

To whoever cares in Klal Yisrael, I last wrote you around Rosh Hashanah/Sukkos time. And, sadly I have to pen you again to share my feelings on the same topic. I…

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Make a Kiddush Hashem in Nisan

A few years ago, frum Jews were doing their pre-Pesach shopping in a prominent Brooklyn grocery store. Yidden were dismayed to overhear two non-frum shoppers who were using choice words…

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Nannies in the Park

A letter writer in the March 7 Hamodia mentions nannies in the park ignoring their charges. I witnessed a nanny to twin babies shopping for herself in Fox’s back in…

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Purim Same’ach

I read with great interest Dov Fuchs’ article on his Purim group’s successful visit to a family who was just becoming religious and had no money to donate. As a…

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Battling Bacteria

It was with great interest that I read the amazing and well-written article “Battling Bacteria-Back to Square One,” by Rachel Isaacson. I found it to be extremely relevant and important…

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Americanisms

I plotzed when reading Rabbi Dov Fuchs’ portrayal of the “American kiddush”! I thought it was hilarious and had a lot of truth, too. I had a neighbor who made…

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