Letters

Needed: Fearless Individuals

The sound is all too familiar. He recoils with fear and yet he once again does or says nothing about it. He is among the least influential men in the…

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All for Fidgeting

Since I am currently in the process of studying to obtain certification as an ADHD coach, it was with great enthusiasm that I read the recent article on the fidget…

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How You Drive to Get There

As part of my Kiddush Hashem Gemach, I give out tags that read “Where I’m going is less important than how I drive to get there.” When a friend asked…

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Overdue Thanks

I have been reading Hamodia digitally for about six years now. I am not Orthodox and not part of a frum community. About eight years ago, I had some very…

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Call If You Care

It’s appalling that we, the people of New York City, are being bombarded with such a breach in tznius. People who are careful to guard their eyes know not to…

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Battle for Beards, II

As I was away from home for Shavuos, it was not until June 6 that I saw retired Army Reserve Chaplain (COL) Jacob Goldstein’s response (5 Sivan 5777/May 30, 2017)…

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Worth Fighting For

It was with great fascination that I read the exchange of letters between Lieutenant Colonel Klein and Rabbis Goldstein and Wiener. Though I personally stem from a family that exhibited…

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Expert Witness

I would like to reply to Jonathan J. Klein, Esq., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired), who disapproves of soldiers who fight for the right to keep their beards. Klein…

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The Letter Samech

Thank you for publishing Rabbi Ozer Alport’s insightful article about the letter samech. I would like to add, if I may, that the pizmon of Bemotzoei menuchah kidamnucha techilah, which…

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Chassidim Tovim

I once asked mori v’rabbi Rav Yehoshua Neuwirth, zt”l, author of Shmiras Shabbos K’hilchasa, why it says “gomeil chassadim tovim” in the beginning of Shemoneh Esrei. We view chessed as…

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Torah Calculations

The calculation (Hamodia, May 23, page 16) that Moshe Rabbeinu davened 515 tefillos, equal to the gematria of “va’eschanan,” is a Pnei Yehoshua in Brachos. Eddie Steinberg, Teaneck, N.J.

Blatant Hypocrisy

Thane Rosenbaum has coherently exposed the blatant hypocrisy of a biased-against-Israel world which can look with equanimity at the horrific bounty system by which the putatively “moderate” Palestinian Authority rewards…

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Courageous New Jersey Legislators

New Jerseyans are the first in the country to have the opportunity to begin to “tear down this wall” that prevents parents from providing their children with quality education that…

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The Battle for Beards

The recent response by LTC Jonathan J. Klein, a retired JAG Officer, to “The Battle for Beards” (Features, “Got You Covered,” 2 Nisan 5777/March 29, 2017), demands a response to…

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The Battle for Beards

As a retired career officer in the U.S. Army and a frum Jew, I bristled at the article, “The Battle for Beards,” waged by a handful of military chaplains who…

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Harav Yosef Rosenblum, Zt”l

It is with great sadness that I learned of the petirah of Harav Yosef Rosenblum, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Shaarei Yosher in Boro Park, Brooklyn, New York. I met him once…

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Our Mechanchim

The second Rashi in Sefer Vayikra teaches us a very important life lesson. Why are there pauses in the Torah? In order to give Moshe Rabbeinu time to reflect between…

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Dr. Emanuel Goldberg

I read your recent article on the history of photography (“When Did We Start Smiling for the Camera?” by Rhona Lewis, April 20). Dr. Emanuel Goldberg was a major inventor…

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Mystery Solved

I’m writing to take exception to Mordechai Schiller’s column “Davening: The Unsolved Mystery” (August 3, 2016). You might wonder how could I take exception to the column, since I happen…

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