Letters

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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Destroyed by Debt

Thank you for publishing the article about credit card use and abuse in the January 18 Features section. It’s an important topic; however, I think the problems of credit card…

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Pans/Pandas

I write this upon the recent passing of my beloved mother, Rebbetzin Gita Cohen, a”h. The yearning is overpowering, the feeling so strong: I would give anything in the world…

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Language Column Bone to Pick

Dear Mr. Schiller: Our English teacher regularly reads your weekly language column to us to solidify the rules of grammar that we have learned. But when he read your column…

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Focusing

I write this upon the recent passing of my beloved mother, Rebbetzin Gita Cohen, a”h. The yearning is overpowering, the feeling so strong: I would give anything in the world…

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For the Kids’ Sake

I was once in a kosher sausage factory during the heat of production. Huge vats whirred, mixing tons of animals’ innards in a sickening rumble. The smell made my stomach…

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Will Mideast Immigration Ban Affect Jews?

After the big election night, when Trump won, his supporters all began to find ‘hope; and ‘change’ after close to a decade of being rejected by the left and the…

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Careful With Customs

I would like to thank you for the article you published two weeks ago about what is going on in Newark Liberty Airport with the U.S. customs agency. The same…

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Using Up Our Zechuyos

Often, when there is a lot of traffic, I, along with other drivers, can wait for the same traffic light several times. I’ll let you in on a little secret:…

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Malchus shel Chessed?

On numerous occasions, your writers have referred to the U.S. as a “malchus shel chessed.” In the editorial of 13 Teves, “When Words Sprout Wings,” your newspaper called the U.S.…

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What Are They Fighting For?

The Democratic Party’s literature says: “Democrats Move Forward, Not Back. Say you’re in to continue the fight for progress. Ready to fight?” Fight for what? Democrats believe they are fighting…

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Parenting Ideas

In Hamodia’s Positive Parenting column of Monday, December 26 (“Familial Communication”), Shira Frank gives advice to a woman who is suffering from lack of shalom bayis. The often-overwhelmed mother is…

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Rabbi Beinish Mandel, Z”l

Shocked as I was to read of the untimely passing of Rabbi Beinish Mandel, z”l, I felt it was necessary to mention the great debt that Hatzoloh Zurich owes him…

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The Strengths of Klal Yisrael

Hodu laShem ki tov, ki l’olam Chasdo! Just a few months ago, on Erev Rosh Hashanah, people all over the world were fervently davening for me to have a refuah…

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Wrong Government Housed

When High Commissioner Herbert Samuel was appointed in 1920, he made his headquarters in the 1910-constructed German Augusta Victoria building on Mount Scopus. His successor, Lord Herbert Plumer, detested the…

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Who Is Right?

Your comprehensive coverage of the U.N. Resolution reminded me of an old anecdote I heard in my childhood. A Rabbi and his Rebbetzin, who were trying to make peace between…

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I Don’t Abstain From The Outrage

Dear Rabbi Shafran, With much respect to your opinion in this past week’s issue (January 4) regarding the U.N. resolution voted in this past week, I would like to bring…

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