Letters

The COVID Conundrum

Sefiras HaOmer is a time when we mourn the loss of the 24,000 talmidim of Rabbi Akiva. They died because they did not show kavod to each other. They were…

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Safety in Doctors’ Offices

Please publicize this letter, as I truly believe the following is a hazardous health issue practiced in doctor’s offices, and needs to be addressed. Although we are all trying to…

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Thank You for Reminding Me of My Heritage

In Hamodia, April 22, page 10 of the Community section, “Monuments to Nobility,” by Rabbi Yosef Gesser, Hamodia writes about the grave of Harav Shmuel Avraham Abba Twersky, zy”a, the…

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Landing Our Plane Safely

The article on page 7 of the 7 Iyar issue, written by Rabbi Yanofsky, had such a great mashal about the airplane. It gave me a lot of chizuk and…

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Newfound Gratitude

It has become an all too familiar setting as I get ready to put on my tefillin at the dining room table. I’m about to begin my 151st tefillah at…

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Hakaras Hatov to Rebbeim

We were thrilled to see our very own Rabbi Shaul Spira of the Los Angeles Cheder in this week’s Hamodia (Community, April 29, 2020/5 Iyar 5780). We are so grateful…

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Important Corrections to Medical Ad

In this Wednesday’s Community section (April 29, 2020), you printed a boxed article by one T. Cohen, that made a large number of unsupported recommendations for home treatment or prevention…

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Cancel the Tickets

While the Federal government was distributing stimulus checks to do something to help Americans cope with the crushed economy, the city of New York’s sanitation department was distributing tickets to…

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The Novominsker Rebbe, Zt”l

Your coverage of the petirah of the Novominsker Rebbe, zt”l, was unparalleled. During the intifada, in which so many of our acheinu bnei Yisrael were losing their lives, R”l, the…

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The Novominsker Rebbe, Zt”l

I just want to share with the olam my personal experience with the kindness and caring of the Novominsker Rebbe, zt”l I raised a son with developmental disabilities (he’s an…

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Judge Noach Dear: A Mentch for Our Times

The Jewish community, including even those living far from New York, has lost a real friend with the passing of Judge Noach Dear, z”l. He was called “the Honorable Noach…

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Planting the Seeds That Will Soon Bloom

During this time, when everyone is stuck at home and spending lots of time on the computer and phone, it is a good time to go through our contacts and…

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My Thoughts on Corona

In faraway China, a virus breaks out, Coronavirus — what’s that about? But it turns out this virus can be quite severe, People are dying; it’s become a true fear.…

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Distancing Together

During the Ebola scare in 2014, Ben Zimmer tracked down the origin of the word “quarantine” in his Wall Street Journal language column. “The original quarantine, dating back to the…

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The Black Plague in England – No Jews to Speak Of

I read Rabbi Shafran’s article (“Plagues Past and Present,” Hamodia Prime, March 11) with great interest, but feel I should point out there were no massacres of the English Jewish…

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Seize the Moment

When you have an opportunity to visit your loved one, don’t delay, don’t hesitate. My mother was discharged to a rehab last week. I, baruch Hashem, accompanied her in the…

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The Democratic Field

Thank you for your ongoing in-depth coverage of the Democratic ticket. Your coverage of Bloomberg (Hamodia Prime, “Pre$ident Bloomberg?” March 4) was interesting and comprehensive, and brought back several recollections…

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Netanyahu and Gantz

There are a number of valid reasons why the law proposed by Blue and White to block an indicted person from becoming prime minister may not be such a good…

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The Unfinished Siyum

One morning, I noticed there was a spread of food in front of the shul. After davening, the baal tefillah turned around and made a siyum. Then he began the…

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A Pandemic of Our Own Making

I greatly enjoy reading Joel Rebibo, whose writing is usually cautious, creative and compelling. That is why I was so very disappointed at reading his column (“A Pandemic of Our…

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