Letters

Who Is Right?

Your comprehensive coverage of the U.N. Resolution reminded me of an old anecdote I heard in my childhood. A Rabbi and his Rebbetzin, who were trying to make peace between…

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I Don’t Abstain From The Outrage

Dear Rabbi Shafran, With much respect to your opinion in this past week’s issue (January 4) regarding the U.N. resolution voted in this past week, I would like to bring…

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Witness to History

I attended the Witness to History evening last night in Jerusalem and it was really fantastic and to the point. My girls, one married, and one single, really learned a…

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Shocked by the Shock

“Anti-Semite.” “Stabbed in the back.” “Unbelievable.” These are the kind of words and phrases we heard and saw in the news and in the Jewish media. But, if we stop…

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Liberty Restored

America became great in 1776 when our founders sacrificed their lives and livelihoods to establish a nation founded on liberty. Every American can now help make America great again by…

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Why Not Come Home?

Dear Rabbi Bloom, Yes, as you wrote in Hamodia, in many areas of Hashem’s service, He leaves a small cruse of oil for us to discover and light, if only…

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We Must Be the Light

In the world, Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights. Indeed, a picture of Chanukah brings to mind a cozy family atmosphere, surrounded by warmth and love. However, that…

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Jewish Continuity

Tonight I rectified history, lived a dream and experienced a miracle. Two years ago I lit the menorah and felt lonely. I prayed for a child to hold, a child…

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Hakaras Hatov

With Chanukah here, we parents can make a great kiddush Hashem by showing hakaras hatov to our children’s teachers. The rebbeim are unbelievably moser nefesh to teach our sons Torah;…

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Guarding Our Health

I refer to the joint interview with Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon and Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, which appeared in the December 7 Features section of Hamodia. Thank you…

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Where Are We?

A number of weeks ago, this page opened with two letters expressing opposing viewpoints as to whether the incoming administration has anti-Semitic tendencies or not. I feel that both writers…

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The Best of Intentions

I immensely enjoy your newspaper and greatly look forward to getting it every week. I would like to take issue with the “Positive Parenting” column in the daily paper, titled…

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When Foreigners Interfere in a Free Election

The bizarre farce being played out by an indignant president energizing his national security personnel to unravel the Russian hacking accusations in the few weeks before his term of office…

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Misplaced Mercy

It was with great interest that I read your extensive coverage of the fall of Aleppo and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, which brought to mind the teaching of the Midrash,…

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Hierarchy of Evil

First I would like to express my gratitude for the hard work you put in to print such a wonderful paper each and every week. The writers and editors are…

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Generation Gap

Thank you for the heartwarming article about the young Jourdan Duncan who walked to work and back (two hours each way) without complaining, without even telling his parents. It’s great…

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To Rabbi Litzman’s Health

A person I greatly admire and respect is head of Agudah and Israeli Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman. He is an extraordinarily dedicated health minister for all Israelis, whether religious…

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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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