Letters

Keeping the Balance

Firstly, thanks to Mordechai Schiller for an amusing and informative column which is greatly enjoyed. I just wanted to draw Mr. Schiller’s attention to his penultimate sentence in his column…

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Jewish Values

Gavriel Meir asserts (“Simple Distortions,” Features, March 13, 2019) that all the blessings that Arab citizens of the State of Israel enjoy are resultant of the fact that Israel is…

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Wake-Up Call

Page 1 of Monday’s daily edition displayed the headline, “New Jersey Legislature Poised to Legalize Assisted Suicide.” (I understand that the measure has since passed.) And on page 3, a…

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Response to ‘Cell Phone Conundrum’

The anonymous writer (“The Cell Phone Conundrum,” Letters, March 6, 2019) said that he is a therapist and sees clients who “cry out from loneliness,” and asserted that “voice mail…

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Fundraising Without Internet

Following the publication of the Op-Ed, “Yes, There Is” (Features, March 6), I received a number of inquiries from readers asking why I hadn’t made any mention of some of…

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About OverHeard

As someone who avoids reading non-frum media, I found the quote on the bottom left of page 24 (OverHeard,” March 6, 2019), which referred to someone who held a family…

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Politics as Usual

There is no doubt that politically. “prolonged rule brings about corruptibility.” But there is equally no doubt that General Gantz as the campaigner to replace the long-ruling Israeli Prime Minister…

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Asking for Help

Hello, my name is Patryk Czerwony and I am a native of the town of Kańczuga in southeastern Poland. I’m involved in gathering information about the Jewish community of the…

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The Cell Phone Conundrum

As an avid reader of this publication, the first feature I turn to is the letters. There I can get a sense of what is on the minds and hearts…

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An Appeal for Zikui Harabbim

For some time we have been involved in the preparation of a special sefer about the life and practices of the leading posek and Rosh Yeshivah, Harav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach,…

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Congestion Pricing And the MTA

It’s not hard to see why most politicians are not in business. Generating revenue through congestion pricing to support the MTA and LIRR makes as much sense as starting a…

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From a Student’s Perspective

I am writing in response to the many letters that have been published in this forum about the proper way to applaud for girls at their high school plays. However,…

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Derech Eretz — Not Debatable

Cheering at a play is not debatable when the producers, who worked for weeks on end, ask the audience to please not disturb in the middle. Every mother tries to…

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The Right to Be Offended

I always enjoy Rabbi Shafran’s eloquent pen, and therefore it would only be right to begin this letter with a list of all the specific instances wherein he enlightened and…

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Notice Hashem’s Blessings

Every month I try to inspire others with a kiddush Hashem story. This one happened to a client of mine. Although we live in the 21st century, we still have…

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“A Bridge Too Far”

“A Bridge Too Far,” which appeared in “On Second Thought” (Jan. 30, 2019), included a reference to a letter that Yisrael Goodovich says his great-grandfather, the Chofetz Chaim, wrote to…

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Rabbi Yitzchok Katzenstein, Z”l

Thank you for the beautiful tribute for Rabbi Katzenstein, z”l, by Rafael Hoffman (Community, February 13, 2019). It is a wonderful description of a life lived with dedication to the…

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To the “Mother of the Cheering Squad”

Regarding the letter “Dear Mothers” published in the February 6 edition of Features, I am heartbroken at your response to the distraught grandmother regarding cheering at a school production. I…

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A Lone Voice

Although I agree with Mr. Lubinsky’s description of the Forward (“Did the Forward Get It Backwards 120 Years Ago?” Features, February 6, 2019), he neglected to mention the one frum…

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Where Has My Neighborhood Gone?

As someone whose family was previously forced to move out of a neighorhood after the Jewish population emptied out, and has subsequently been living for more than 40 years in…

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