Letters

Chanukah and the Kos Shel Eliyahu

We’ve read about them. The shidduch crisis, children OTD, tuition crisis, and the abuse crisis. But there is a 5th crisis, the phenomenon of which has come to be accepted…

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Who’s on Vacation?

I am writing regarding a Positive Parenting article (October 23, page 16), where a mother claimed that her children and grandchildren came for Yom Tov and she had no help…

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Cause for Celebration?

I noted your celebratory front page on President Trump’s recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital (Dec 6, Broadsheet). Is this really such an important matter for us? Or, for that…

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Chanukah Gifts

This is in response to last week’s letter by Rivky Schwartz who quoted the Reader’s Digest as a source that Chanukah gifts have no Jewish source or tradition and are…

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Brain Control?

I just spent two days with my husband in a rehab center. His roommate had his TV on for hours, and virtually all the shows were violent; we were subjected…

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Leave the Smartphones Behind

I am writing in regard to all the articles about yeshivah and who should get in. While there is no doubt that many of those left without schools are ehrliche…

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Safety First

I’d like to bring a safety issue to the attention of Hamodia’s readership. It is appalling to see women on their phones, deep in conversation, as they push their carriages,…

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More on Gun Control

All agree that criminals and the mentally ill should be denied weapons as a practical matter, and that is the law universally. We could not expect the so-called expert (quoted…

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Jews and Gun Control

I am writing to comment on the Op-Ed by Avi Shafran concerning more and stricter gun control for Americans. I believe that Rabbi Shafran makes two errors which I would…

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Chanukah Gifts?

As Chanukah time comes around again, I would like to comment on something that has been bothering me for a long time. I was always disturbed that frum Yidden were…

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Hakaras Hatov

We are approaching the time of year when all people, Jewish or not, are expecting us to show our hakaras hatov to them. This month, let us take special care…

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‘I’ll Only Be a Minute’

What is wrong with illegal parking? Well, I have a special-needs son who is picked up and brought home by van. When there is no spot in front of my…

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The Kedushah of Yerushalayim

I look forward to reading Dov Fuchs’s column, “An American in Yerushalayim.” It’s optimistic, it’s upbeat and we see Yerushalayim with an ayin tov. But last week’s column was a…

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Right On!

The article by Faigy Grunfeld (Nov. 8, 2017) “The Right Resistance: Is Education a ‘Right’?” was really great! She got some of the most prominent leaders of the American conservative…

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Addressing the Problem at the Root

Rebbetzin Finkelstein, I have been privileged to read “Mendel the Mouse” to my children and grandchildren, as well as to very many students over the years. Mendel is precious. In…

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A Giant Was Among Us!

The petirah of my yedid, Reb Raphael Yitzchok, z”l, (5 Cheshvan/Oct. 25, p. 64) is not only a tremendous loss to [the Lieberman] family but to all of Klal Yisrael…

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Gut Shabbos Game

On my way to shul Shabbos morning, I play a little game. Who will say “Gut Shabbos”? Who will answer “Gut Shabbos”? Who will avert her eyes? I try to…

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Leave Your Guns At the Door

Some years back, the gabbai in shul announced a ban on cap guns at Megillah reading. The noise and the smell created a disturbance. As a public service, I put…

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Modifying Our Expectations

In reference to Positive Parenting, “It’s Beginning to Feel Like a Burden” (October 23, page 16), I usually appreciate the columnist’s perspective but I think she missed something this time.…

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