Letters

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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Crossword Puzzles

I would just like to thank you for last week’s bumper crossword. I always enjoy them, but this one was so much fun: bigger, clues just perfect — not too…

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Hospital Errors

Hamodia of April 20 carried a fantastic story (“We’re Sorry” by Sandra G. Boodman) about serious hospital errors and a new way for hospitals to deal with them: by admitting…

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The Supreme Court

I really enjoyed Faigy Grunfeld’s article about the politicization of the Supreme Court. The article succeeded in presenting a sophisticated take on a serious subject in a style that was…

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Family Getting Together on Yom Tov

It is interesting that in the aftermath of Pesach and Sukkos, publications routinely receive communications from parents who have been fortunate to host their married children and their families for…

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The Kopycznitzer Rebbe, Zy”a

I greatly enjoyed Rabbi Avraham Heschel’s warm article about his father, the Kopycznitzer Rebbe, Rav Moshe, zy”a, in the Nachshon supplement of the Pesach Hamodia. It was like a trip…

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President Trump

I read the interview with President Trump in the April 26, 2017 Hamodia weekly edition with great interest. Although I find him to be lacking articulation and elocution when expressing…

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Yom Tov Edition

I had to take the time to write and thank you for an excellent Yom Tov edition. This one surpassed all previous ones in its richness and variety. Each section,…

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Vive le Hamodia

I was most pleased to read two very informative and high-level articles as editorials in the Features section. I refer to the article about the French election (“French Elections: Left,…

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Lego My Lego? No Way!

I loved the article on “Why Children Never Let Go of Lego.” I myself received my first set around 1980 and have been hooked ever since. Bar mitzvah time had…

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Of Miracles and Mothers

It was fascinating to read (Hamodia, March 22) about the surgery done on March 8 on the baby from Africa who was born with two spines and an extra set…

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Gutting Public Transit Will Hurt Our Economy and Jobs

Congress should reject President Trump’s proposal to gut federal support for public transportation. Federal funding for public transportation is a sound investment that creates jobs, spurs economic development, and helps…

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Sweetness of Brachos

In the article “One-Day Pass to Candyland” (March 8, Features, page 22), the author presents a halachah, without noting that everyone should consult with their Rav, that the brachah on…

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Tooth Truth

I am sorry that President Trump’s initiative to “repeal and replace” the Obamacare system fell through. As disappointing as it is that we are stuck with a plan that is…

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Partisanship as Usual

In his article about the Supreme Court nomination, Rabbi Avi Shafran writes that the refusal of Republicans senators to schedule a hearing for Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, is “a failure…

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Best to Plan Ahead

It seems that not a day goes by when one or all of the Jewish news agencies post pleas from chessed organizations who are asking the klal for donations to…

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Publicizing Our Yeshuah

I would like to share with your readers something that happened to me that I hope will happen to others as well. Two years ago, in a letter to the…

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Injustice for Rubashkin

After glancing at the “Jewelers Sentenced in Massive Credit Card Scheme” article (Monday, March 27, 2017), I realized immediately why it was printed. A scheme causes more than $200 million…

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