Letters

Telling the Scammers to Scram!

I read with much interest your article on phone scams (Features, June 5, 2018). I recently was in a car accident. When the hospital called my wife at the phone…

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Holocaust Lessons

Understanding as I do that the opinions expressed on the opinion page “do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Hamodia,” consternation still reigned in my consciousness when I read the…

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Arriving In Singapore

Reuvain Borchardt’s journey to Singapore was followed with much anticipation among my young children. One of ours was going to the summit! Nu, we had arrived!! Secretly — OK, not…

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We Can Make A Difference

Mr. Rebibo’s opinion pieces are always right on target, articulate and well-written. The story he related (“On Second Thought,” Week in Review, June 13, 2018) regarding his son’s organization to…

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Let Them Have Their ‘Fun’

The editorial, “Pushing Back Against a Culture of Violence” (Features, June 6, 2018) suggested that violent media in the form of video games, films and books leads to higher rates…

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Inappropriate Entertainment

While I usually leave Binyan for the younger generation to read, the interview that appeared this week with Reggie Brown, a comedian who impersonates former President Obama, caught my eye.…

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Saying Goodbye to The New York Times

The account by Sara Lehmann on cancelling her subscription to The New York Times is a mirror image of what transpired for me, in which, despite the years of loyalty…

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Ins and Outs Of Immigration

Thank you for your great articles. I look forward to reading them every week. However, I disagree with your opinion piece last week (Features, June 6) on illegal immigration. You…

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Mirrer Alumni

I graduated the & Mirrer Yeshiva in ’69 and am looking to form a 50-year reunion. I have contacted most of my class; however I can’t seem to locate Chaim…

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‘Why the Fiftieth’

I usually don’t write to newspapers at all… but in the issue for Parashas Bamidbar (May 16, 2018) there was a feature article that was talking directly to me. “Why…

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The Power of Happiness

While reading “The Power of Happiness” by Gerald Jakubovics [Features, May 23, 2018], I was very (happily!) moved to come upon the article’s accurate sidebar re laughter’s role in recovery…

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Hakaras Hatov

Recently, our family gathered from all across the globe in the city of Tzfas, our grandparents’ hometown. We had ordered food from a caterer and, for unknown reasons, the food…

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Guns and Cars: Freedom and Responsibility

With respect to Mrs. Etty Berkowitz’s parallel between the right to drive and the right to own a firearm, I would like to make an observation. Mrs. Berkowitz correctly notes…

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Senator Ben Cardin

I would like to thank Hamodia for its excellent interview of Senator Ben Cardin, which exposed us to the views of a staunchly pro-Israel Democratic senator towards the Iran deal…

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‘Chastened by A Midrash’

I find it truly amazing that a Midrash, quoted by Rabbi Shafran a few weeks ago, has created such ripples, and elicited the many responses by its readers. I am…

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What Was Your Upmach?

As we approach the Yom Tov of Shavuos, there is an amazing story which I would like to share with your esteemed readers. When I heard this story, I got…

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Starbucks & Anti-Semitism

I was pleasantly surprised to read the Opinion piece about ADL Director Jonathan Greenblatt (Features, May 2, 2018). The author, Mrs. Lehmann, clearly understands politics and regular troublemakers. Rabbi Avigdor…

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Reb Moshe Abba Kamyan, Z”l

It was with unexpected, heilige nostalgia that I read your tribute to Reb Moshe Abba Kamyan, z”l, (Community April 25, 2018, page 65). Before the war, he was considered one…

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‘Chastened by A Midrash’

Like Rabbi Shafran, I too am deeply distressed by mispronunciations in davening. With our words of tefillah, we are making critical requests (health, parnassah, shalom in Eretz Yisrael…) from Hakadosh…

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