Letters

King Michael Of Romania

My grandfather, Rabbi Chaim Aryeh Spitz, may he have arichus yamim, was very emotional when he opened up the Hamodia on December 6 and read the article on the passing…

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Chanukah Gifts Revisited

The letter (18 Kislev) which cites sources for the giving of gifts on Chanukah fails to mention that all the sources he cites (except for the dubious one of a…

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Yeshivah Etz Chaim

Thank you for the beautiful pages on the life of Maran Harav Shteinman, zt”l. It is incredible how much can be written on such short notice. I would like to…

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Is Bigger Better?

In his column “An American in Yerushalayim” (Dec. 20), Mr. Fuchs regaled us with a description of his visit to the United States. I was taken aback by the attitude.…

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Intravenous Kiddush Hashem

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the summer of 2017 (5777). The oncologist determined that a regimen of chemotherapy should be used to treat this form of cancer. The…

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Viewing Yerushalayim in the Right Light

Thank you for publishing two superb articles on President Trump’s recognition of Yerushalayim as the capital of Israel. The guest editorial written by Rabbi Avraham Dov Greenbaum brilliantly encapsulated one…

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Hashem Is Watching

In Parashas Mishpatim, we learn that there are two types of thieves. A gazlan steals in broad daylight, while a ganav steals in secret, when no person watches. The Torah…

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Tzaddikim, Not Forgotten

I was fascinated by the write up in Friday’s “This Day in History” (27 Kislev/Dec. 15) on Rabbi Menachem Mendel Leib Rubin, who was a Rav of Agudath Achim Anshei…

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Protect the Freedom To Teach Religion

Thank you for addressing the critical threat that is currently facing the yeshivah system in New York State. One of the most important freedoms enjoyed in our magnanimous host country,…

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Chanukah and the Kos Shel Eliyahu

We’ve read about them. The shidduch crisis, children OTD, tuition crisis, and the abuse crisis. But there is a 5th crisis, the phenomenon of which has come to be accepted…

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Who’s on Vacation?

I am writing regarding a Positive Parenting article (October 23, page 16), where a mother claimed that her children and grandchildren came for Yom Tov and she had no help…

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Cause for Celebration?

I noted your celebratory front page on President Trump’s recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital (Dec 6, Broadsheet). Is this really such an important matter for us? Or, for that…

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Chanukah Gifts

This is in response to last week’s letter by Rivky Schwartz who quoted the Reader’s Digest as a source that Chanukah gifts have no Jewish source or tradition and are…

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Brain Control?

I just spent two days with my husband in a rehab center. His roommate had his TV on for hours, and virtually all the shows were violent; we were subjected…

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Leave the Smartphones Behind

I am writing in regard to all the articles about yeshivah and who should get in. While there is no doubt that many of those left without schools are ehrliche…

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Safety First

I’d like to bring a safety issue to the attention of Hamodia’s readership. It is appalling to see women on their phones, deep in conversation, as they push their carriages,…

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More on Gun Control

All agree that criminals and the mentally ill should be denied weapons as a practical matter, and that is the law universally. We could not expect the so-called expert (quoted…

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Jews and Gun Control

I am writing to comment on the Op-Ed by Avi Shafran concerning more and stricter gun control for Americans. I believe that Rabbi Shafran makes two errors which I would…

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Chanukah Gifts?

As Chanukah time comes around again, I would like to comment on something that has been bothering me for a long time. I was always disturbed that frum Yidden were…

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Hakaras Hatov

We are approaching the time of year when all people, Jewish or not, are expecting us to show our hakaras hatov to them. This month, let us take special care…

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