Letters

Mechanchim Par Excellence

I always ponder what my life would look like if Rabbi Ehrenreich from Bais Yaakov of Boro Park hadn’t accepted me into his school and let me continue attending even…

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Rashi Required

Thank you to my friend Joel Rebibo for the inspiration regarding the important mitzvah of Shnayim Mikra V’echad Targum. His articles are always a pleasure to read. I’d just like…

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To the Candy Men

This is for all the wonderful people who generously prepare treats to give out to children during Simchas Torah. In planning ahead for next year, it would be great if…

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Off Limits

Let me preface this letter by stating that I am over 60, so I live in quite a different generation. I will also let you know that I grew up…

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Just One More Minute

Mrs. Lichtenstein’s editorial in the Rosh Hashanah issue was filled with pain and just a drop of hope. She ends with a plea and a charge to remember the Moshes…

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We Can Only Daven

Kudos to Hamodia’s publisher for courageously publishing the heartbreaking story of “Moshe.” As someone who has heard — firsthand – from numerous “Moshes” I have one simple message for the…

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Simanim of the Times

I suppose it’s just another symptom of the times; in many chareidi circles Yiddish has disappeared as a spoken, living language. When growing up we had far fewer simanim the…

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Don’t Get Into Hot Water

Since we are again approaching a three-day Yom Tov — with Shabbos following the first two days of Sukkos — I thought of sharing this helpful hint to help prevent…

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Crossword Therapy

As many times as I said to myself after putting down the Features, “This time I’m sending in a letter to the editor,” it’s never actually happened. I’ve already labeled…

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More Words About Crosswords

Yitzchak Relkin, here. Cruciverbalist, lover of words that cross, and Hamodia’s puzzle editor. I have a bone to pick with Mordechai Schiller’s language column “Cross With Word Puzzles” (September 19,…

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Secularism’s Real Target

I read with great trepidation Yisrael Price’s article (“High Court Gives Hechsher to Self-Supervising Kashrus”) this past week, just before the yemai hadin! The fact is that the High Court…

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Rejecting Rejection

I could hardly wait to sit down at my computer and compose a message of gratitude to Hamodia for the incredible, comprehensive, and multifaceted coverage of the plight of the…

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Uncivil War History

As an avid reader of Hamodia I was sorely disappointed to read Rabbi Shafran’s article titled “Statues of Limitation” (September 6, page 7). While I’m sure it was not his…

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Moral (and Political) Support

I read Rabbi Yaakov Menken’s opinion, “One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor,” with great interest (September 13, page 6). It always bothered me how otherwise Torah observant Jews could…

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Kashering Liver

There are very reliable butcher stores that sell raw liver. The label typically says, “Liver must be broiled,” which many people have interpreted as meaning that they can broil the…

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Tearing Down the Statutes

Rabbi Avi Shafran would certainly agree that the Reform movement’s efforts for egalitarian prayers at the Kosel are merely a ruse and an opportunistic excuse in their attempt to fundamentally…

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A Job Well Done

I am writing to commend you for your outstanding coverage of the recent hurricane. Your writers, Rafoel Hoffman and Yosef Caldwell, did a superb job — warm, professional, solid, and…

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A Student’s Perspective

I’m a student. I have a school. But, my school isn’t good for me. It’s very hard getting in anywhere else. I’m 16 years old, I’m in my prime years…

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Out of Our Circle

I want to comment on something I just saw that disturbed me a lot. A video is circulating of a chasunah, with Jewish musicians and everything, and a very modern,…

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A New Scam

I would like to alert your readers to what seems to be a new scam. When my phone rang with an unfamiliar number and remote mid-western town on the caller…

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