Letters

Battling Bacteria: Back to Square One?

It was with great interest that I read the amazing and well-written article, “Battling Bacteria — Back to Square One?” by Rachel Isaacson (Features, 22 Shevat). I found it to…

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Learning to Recognize Chasdei Hashem

The main lesson of the article “Battling Bacteria: Back to Square One?” (Features, 22 Shevat) is that the human body is to be compared to an olam katan. Its defenders…

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OverHeard

In your Features section (February 7, p. 27), there was a horrible slur against the Jews, written by Martin Luther, mistakenly attributed to Martin Luther King. Someone must have thought…

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Poland and Its Lies

After 75 years, the Polish government enacts a law to whitewash its contribution to the Holocaust, when most of the survivors have died, and cannot bear witness. But actually, anyone…

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Rabbi Korff’s Jewish Activism

Rabbi Avi Shafran devoted a recent column (Features, Jan. 17) to the exploits of the late Rabbi Baruch Korff, including Rabbi Korff’s participation in a 1947 plan, inspired by the…

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O Earth! Do Not Cover Their Blood

In 1942, George (Mandel) Mantello, who had been named honorary consul for El Salvador in Geneva, began issuing Salvadoran citizenship papers to thousands of Jewish families in a little-known major-scale…

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Not These Pictures

My reaction to the cover of the January 24 Hamodia cycled so quickly from shock to anger that I feel compelled to write in protest, in the hopes that no…

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Concern for Israel?

I’m saddened that you wrote [News, January 25] that “findings by the Pew Research Center could be a cause for concern for Israel.” What’s the concern? That there is “a…

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Bitcoin: No Quick Fix

“I have a bridge I can sell you” usually makes people laugh, albeit in a rueful way. Who could ever be convinced to buy the Brooklyn Bridge? It can’t be…

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No Apologies for Self-Defense

Prime Minister Netanyahu often strongly criticizes Abbu Mazen for providing funds to terrorists and their families. The more damage the terrorists do to Israelis, the more the Palestinian Authority pays…

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Dreamers

It is painfully ironic that the same Democrats who supposedly are at the forefront of the battle to obtain citizenship for Dreamers are now destroying the best chance to achieve…

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Hakaras Hatov

It was very heartwarming to read your article on the front page of the Tuesday, January 9, Hamodia about Chaverim of Brooklyn’s record number of calls. I would like to…

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Intuitive Eating

I read with interest your article titled “Food Makers Are Taking Salt and Sugar Out of Food — But They’re Adding Fat,”in the Health pages of the December 20, 2017,…

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The World Is Watching

This month, many of us will be off on President’s Week or will be taking midwinter vacation. When we go about our business, we represent Hashem Himself. According to the…

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Too Far, Too Soon

I read in your newspaper that Transport Minister Katz plans to name the future train station in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Yerushalayim, for passengers going to…

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Rubashkin Supplement

My family and I were very touched by the Rubashkin supplement. It was beautifully done. It was fascinating. This is a personal thank you. We appreciate the tremendous coverage of…

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It’s in the Bag

I read in the daily Hamodia that Governor Cuomo’s commission has stepped up with eight proposals to deal with the problem of litter from plastic bags. “The suggestions range from…

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Fake News

In response to your editorial, “When Gullibility and Sensationalism Reign” (January 3, page 10), it is a regrettable sign& of our times when anonymous tweets and other social media are…

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Postscript to Tribute About Harav Shteinman, Zt”l

Your coverage about the late tzaddik Hagaon Harav Aharon Leib Shteinman, zt”l, was both incredible and informative. I would like to shed light on some information relating to Rav Shteinman’s…

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Corrections on Ellis Island Piece

In your piece on Ellis Island you have two factual errors (and one misleading minor error) that should have been caught prior to publication. The first is the claim that…

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