Letters

Hold the Oil

I commend the Israeli Health Minister in all of his efforts, many reported in Hamodia, to improve the diets in Israel and, in particular, the foods regularly fed to children.…

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Health Care Sharing Option

As a part of the lower-middle class, I can definitely relate to the controversy over the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare.” Premiums are just getting more expensive, and deductibles make…

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Wrong Motivation

I always enjoy reading Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg’s entertaining and insightful columns. However, this past week, I thought his suggestion was not in characteristic good taste. Providing men with a convenient…

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An Open Letter to All Melamdim

As we turn the calendar pages to the month of Kislev once again, I am reminded of the first night of Chanukah last year. Chanukah lecht tzinden … flickering candles,…

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We Just Say No to Vaccinations

“On Vaccinations” (Nov 30, by Lena Sun) described vaccine advocates as having “repeated unsuccessful conversations with vaccine refusers” (oh how dignified), but when the conversation is going in the other…

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Pursuing Chessed

My father, a respected Menahel in a local yeshivah, was recovering at a rehab facility from major open heart surgery complicated by a stroke. He was there for about half…

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Good Grief

Unbelievable. There are actually articles, in Hamodia, no less, describing the heartbroken Cubans who are sobbing and mourning for Castro. From the New York Times, I might expect it, but…

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Rebuilding From Tragedy

As I read on Parashas Toldos about the tragic fires around Eretz Yisrael, I felt terribly sad for the loss of people’s homes, but worse, I think, was the loss…

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Lower the Volume, Please!

Klal Yisrael is blessed with many simchos. I am distressed, however, that so many are marred by excessively loud music that is a danger to the participants’ health and well-being.…

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Kiddush Hashem While Driving

Rabbi Shraga Freedman is a noted author and expert on matters of kiddush Hashem.& On page 15 of his book Living Kiddush Hashem, he writes: “Rav Mattisyahu Salomon used to…

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Wake Up

In 1933, when Hitler was appointed chancellor by Paul von Hindenburg, my father was a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Heidelberg. What we are witnessing today in the…

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Anti-Semitism Debunked

Kudos to Rabbi Shafran for so eloquently debunking the myth being promulgated by disgruntled liberals that claims that Steve Bannon is somehow anti-Semitic. While I have never been a fan…

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Obama(Doesn’t)Care

Your article on Obamacare was long overdue. The only problem is that it wasn’t strongly negative enough! Since Obamacare went into effect, my husband and I have had nothing but…

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To Our Detriment

Obamacare, now on life support, was initiated with pomp and circumstance as Obama’s legacy during the president’s first term. However, his promises — “If you like your doctor you can…

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The Other Side of Obamacare

I was completely shocked at the obviously one-sided lengthy negative portrayal of Obamacare by my good friend Yochonon Donn in the Features Section of the November 23 issue. While I…

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Obamacare Expiration

I would like to take a moment to commend Hamodia and Rabbi Y. Donn for the extremely comprehensive analysis of Obamacare and its shortcomings (“Obamacare Expiring,” Nov. 23, page 10).…

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Election Coverage

I would like to commend Hamodia and, in particular the Features section, for its excellent, broad-ranging coverage of the 2016 elections. During the three-week period before, during and after the…

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Dear Shadchan

Thank you, dearest shadchan, for thinking of us! I always take every suggestion very seriously (Shadchan No More, Nov. 16, page 2). It was always my question as to which…

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The Proper Hishtadlus

It is with gratitude that I note that your shadchan correspondent has indeed retired. If he/she thinks that the first step in hishtadlus is “to go out and meet the…

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Reflector Belt Gemach

I would like to remind everyone about the importance of wearing reflector belts. Yes, even if you are not riding a bike! If you are a driver, or a frequent…

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