Letters

On the Mark

I would like to thank Hamodia for their excellent Torahdig newspaper which I enjoy reading every week. One of my favorite parts of the weekly paper is Rabbi Shafran’s intelligent…

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Kibitzing the Lexikibitzer

Thanks so much for Mordechai Schiller’s gevaldige and insightful language articles, in particular, “The Art of the Kibitz” (August 30). I can foresee, as the English speakers in our country…

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Lifestyle Interventions

I read with great interest the response to your article on functional medicine by Dr. Robert Schulman. I found what he wrote to be not only highly accurate, but written…

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All These Devices

I want to compliment Shia Eilen on the column “Send Me the Clip” (August 16, page 9). I happen to be in total agreement with you. I too am “quite…

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Give Chizuk to Rebbeim And Others

As we near the start of the new school year, I asked some children in the neighborhood or in shul if they are excited to go back to school. Some…

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Shattered Dreams

As a bachur in yeshivah, I was looking forward to the years ahead. I was considered a baal kisharon, and I envisioned a life of Torah u’gedulah b’makom echad. That…

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Life Skills

I’m writing in regards to a letter last week, “Who’s Smart.” It was a real eye-opener to a problem concerning the chinuch of our daughters. Are we catering to only…

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Focusing

On June 15, you published an article by a Dov Fuchs — An American in Jerusalem — about a man who interrupted his own davening to help another Jew who…

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Kiddush Hashem

Dear Yidden, If you want to give nachas to Hashem this Elul, I have a great idea how. This idea actually doesn’t require you to do anything. It just requires…

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Time for a Change

I so enjoyed your article about people who in midlife undertook new careers. I personally went from high school English teacher in yeshivos to high school librarian in public school.…

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Toward a Middle Path

It was with great interest that I read the exchange of letters regarding the angst of a yungerman who felt he lost the respect of his wife when he left…

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Who’s Smart?

Regarding the editorial “Recalculating the Road to Shidduchim” there appeared a letter from “a concerned high-school teacher in Brooklyn” in regard to mothers of bachurim seeking information about her students.…

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A Different Kind Of Challenge

I read your lovely letters related to shidduchim and was touched by the heartfelt truth that each one conveyed. They sparked in me the need to share something important. To…

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Immigration Issues

Although I generally agree with Rabbi Shafran’s opinions and views — yes, even those concerning our former president — I found myself disagreeing with his thoughts and weak arguments regarding…

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Running in a Different Race

I reread the Opinion page of Rabbi Yehoshua Berman many times to confirm that I had read the article correctly. How presumptuous to assert that “a handicap is powerless to…

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The Left’s Ideology

There’s no question that the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups are a hateful bunch with despicable ideologies. In modern times, however, the Left has perpetrated more physical…

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The True Source

Another decisive reason why Palestinians have rejected previous efforts for negotiating with Israel in good faith is that fellow Arab countries, the U.N., the E.U. — when not busy building…

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Redirecting Ourselves

No matter how much we try, no matter how much we protect and insulate ourselves, the outside atmosphere seeps in. And this assimilation by attrition affects all areas of our…

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Priorities in Shidduchim

Today’s complex shidduch situation mirrors contemporary life in our society. It has been said that ours is the es kumpt mir (“I’m entitled to it”) generation. (This was an Agudah…

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Many Facets of Avodas Hashem

The letter regarding the husband who went to work to support his family struck a chord. I remember vividly how devastated I was when financial circumstances in my home made…

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