Letters

Perpetual Caring

Sadly, the neglectful& conditions the editorial describes (“Words Alone Do Not Suffice” March 1, page 3) exist everywhere. In Chicago, the oldest cemetery, Waldheim, has occasional volunteers who come to…

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Honoring Those Who Came Before Us

I applaud your fine article on the threats to Jewish cemeteries from outside and from inside our own communities (“Words Alone Do Not Suffice,” March 1, 2017). Certainly we need…

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Tremendous Gratitude

I’m writing this open letter to express my appreciation, as a resident of Lakewood, to all the dedicated volunteers of the Lakewood Fire Department who do so much for our…

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Carrots and Sticks

I always look forward to reading the Features section of the paper. I enjoy reading the different columns and the diverse points of view. Rabbi Yehoshua Berman’s column (Feb. 22,…

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Sobering Thoughts

As I stand here by the window, I think back to my emotions before my flight to LA, where I just spent the last few days. I spent Purim there,…

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Think Hard Before Accusing

We are all consumers of some kind, each of us different in our own way. Some of us are polite while others are always whining and demanding. Yet, as respectful…

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Never Hidden

Kudos to your newspaper, which is inspirational, informative and, even, funny. I must take issue with the front page of the Features section, Feb 23. Please, please, please — do…

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WOW, Overheard

I went to the Kosel for Shacharis this morning, not realizing at first that it’s Rosh Chodesh and that’s when the Women of the Wall come to cause mayhem. There…

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Emergency Medical Conditions

Yasher Koach, Hamodia, for Ranit Mishori’s article about de-prescribing drugs. Since Hamodia often gets under my skin (pun intended) with its articles in favor of mandatory vaccinations, I have to…

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Surgeon of the Soul

I was touched by your supplement on the Beis Yisrael of Gur, zy”a, and as a non-New York, non-chareidi reader of Hamodia, would like to share my memory of this…

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Lev Melachim b’Yad Hashem

As an admirer of Rabbi Shafran and his objective viewpoints, I was somewhat disappointed by his response to a recent incident. At a press conference, a noticeably Orthodox Jewish reporter…

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Treading Lightly

I always enjoy Rabbi Shafran’s articles; he is a rare example of intellectual honesty. But today I was rather shocked to see him publicly berate a frum person, as well…

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Kosel Crisis

In a recent article in the features section, Rabbi Pesach Lerner called on readers to contact the Israeli Prime Minister to express concern over the Kosel crisis and the very…

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Legos Memories

Memories. Yes, the article on Legos written by Mrs. Schwartz brought back beautiful memories. Spending Shabbos afternoons with my children and watching them play with Legos was always fascinating. They…

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For the Record

One of the highlights of my week is the weekly Hamodia. My favorite part is the features so at this opportunity, I’d like to compliment your feature, “On the Record.”…

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Hashem Is Our Protector

I found your article on David’s Sling, “Sealing Off Israel’s Skies,” exciting. Could it be that Israel developed a missile-interception system that will virtually “shut off Israel’s skies to its…

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Siyatta DiShmaya

With the passing of the first yahrtzeit of Harav Chaim Yisroel Belsky, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah of Torah Vodaas, New York, this week, I would like to share with your readers…

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Precious Possessions

This past Motzoei Shabbos, a young man from my shul drove me home as he does almost every week. I live in a totally different direction from his path home.…

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Thank You

Dear Fellow Boro Parkers … You all know me. I am the cranky lady always complaining about you, your kids, your cell phones, your lack of driving skills (you only…

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Correction to Timeline

I would like to insert a correction in the timeline of the El Al Israel Airlines strike mentioned in the article written last week by Rafael Hoffman. We took off…

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