Letters

Redirecting Ourselves

No matter how much we try, no matter how much we protect and insulate ourselves, the outside atmosphere seeps in. And this assimilation by attrition affects all areas of our…

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Priorities in Shidduchim

Today’s complex shidduch situation mirrors contemporary life in our society. It has been said that ours is the es kumpt mir (“I’m entitled to it”) generation. (This was an Agudah…

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Many Facets of Avodas Hashem

The letter regarding the husband who went to work to support his family struck a chord. I remember vividly how devastated I was when financial circumstances in my home made…

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Not So Simple

The letter on your editorial page which called on mechanchos, when teaching their students about the beauty and& zechuyos& of being a selfless and long-term& kollel& wife, to “please keep…

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Financial Support In Shidduchim

I found the letter from the shadchan to be very telling. Indeed, shadchanim work very hard, often with little to show as far as monetary gain, and they doubtlessly deserve…

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The Ideal Solution?

Your editorial “Recalculating the Road to Shidduchim” raised some very important points. The husband who wrote that his wife is terribly embarrassed in front of her friends and family because…

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Going to Work

While I appreciated the discussion about shidduchim in honor of Tu B’Av, I was troubled by the letter from the man who says his wife was given unrealistic expectations about…

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Asking the Right Questions

As a mechanech, I felt it important to note that many of the points raised by the “Concerned High-School Teacher” are also applicable when asking for information about a bachur.…

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Potential Friends

I was very inspired by the article in the Features section (“Turning an Enemy Into a Friend,” July 26, page 12), which describes how a prestigious British medical journal devoted…

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On Behalf of Your Children

As we now approach the summer bein hazmanim, I am writing this open letter to all the parents of yeshivah bachurim and seminary girls on behalf of your very own…

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A High School Solution

I commend Hamodia for printing “It Won’t Happen to Me.” I would like to suggest a solution for the mesivta (and high school) problem. People who live in cities where…

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Wear a Helmet

12 Av, 3 days after Tishah B’Av, is the 46th yahrtzeit of our brother, Dr. Heshy Rosenbaum, z”l. Heshy, a resident in pediatrics, was a very gentle person and super…

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Alternate Wisdom

Kudos to Hamodia for spreading awareness about functional medicine and natural remedies. Based on my encounters, many in our community are closed minded when it comes to non-conventional healing. As…

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Avoiding Machlokes

The parashah of the Bnei Gad and Bnei Reuven asking to remain on the other side of the Yarden is found at the end of Sefer Bamidbar. There is one…

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Caution Needed

Last Thursday morning at about 10 a.m. (Israeli time), my home phone rang. I picked it up and was greeted by a cheery, foreign-accented voice telling me she was “Flora…

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Fundamental Principles

Last week, I attended an event sponsored by a noted organization that featured a very moving and powerful original Holocaust documentary. I came home greatly moved and inspired by what…

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Holocaust Survivors

Regardless of whether one’s particular minhag is to recite the Kinos for the victims of the Holocaust on Tishah B’Av, all agree that this is a most appropriate time of…

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Our Precious Children

Thank you for printing Ms. McCray’s opinion (July 26, page 9). The tragedies she alludes to are endemic in society at large and, as we know, have also pierced the…

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Filling Our Days With Torah

We are now approaching the fourth yahrtzeit of our son Aron Chaim, zt”l. We learn to live with the pain and void. It constantly increases awareness of reality and what…

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