Letters

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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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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