Letters

A Spiritual Mentor

Lichvod the editors of the Erev Shabbos editorials, It is obvious that the Erev Shabbos editorials are as the title implies. They are always a befitting essay “from” the Torah…

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Antiquated Antitrust Laws

After all the investigations into whether Russia interfered in our elections and whether the ads Russia ran on a major social media platform had any affect, a far more profound…

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All the News That Prints in Fits

Many thanks to Mendy Hecht for his satire column, which last week (July 17) focused in part on the principal in Boca Raton who couldn’t say the Holocaust was “a…

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A Giant Goal Was Reached

Last year and this year seem to be filled with major anniversary celebrations of one kind or another: the end of World War I, 75 years since D-Day, 80 years…

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Heroic Parents

Joel Rebibo’s article, “Not All Or Nothing” (“On Second Thought,” June 26, 2019), was both inspirational and refreshing. There are, unfortunately, so many parents suffering from the test of challenging…

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‘Sunshine Must Make Shadows’

Although I think a lot, and almost always have what to say, comment, or add to anything I hear or read, I almost never write to magazines due to the…

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In Search of Har Sinai

In your article on the location of Har Sinai (“Is Har Sinai in Saudi Arabia?” June 5, 2019), you reject the opinion of Jebel Maqla (Jebel al-Lawz is actually another…

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The Puppetmasters Behind AOC

On the very day Hamodia featured Sara Lehmann’s indictment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the Congresswoman’s provocative “concentration camp” comment, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General described the…

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Amazon Prime & Deepfakes

I came home this Wednesday and found two things on my front steps: My weekly Hamodia was waiting for me, along with a package from Amazon. I picked up Hamodia…

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Guidelines for the Vaccine Debate

As always, Rabbi Shafran’s articulate and compelling op-ed “Vaccination Proclamation” (Hamodia Prime, June 26, 2019) raised very important points. Indeed, no matter how passionate a debate may become, one should…

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Tense Situation

I look forward to Mordechai Schiller’s “Going through a Phrase” language column. Thank you so much. I am an ex-South African and as such, learnt grammar like the British. I…

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‘Abuse of Power’

In his “On Second Thought” (“Abuse of Power,” June 12, 2019), Joel Rebibo focuses on the travesty of justice that led to the “preposterous” indictment of Sara Netanyahu for fraudulently…

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‘Westerleigh Strong’

Thank you for the well-written article about what’s going on in a Staten Island neighborhood (“Bridging the Gap,” June 19, 2019). I don’t live in Staten Island myself, and I…

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Still Laughing

Mordechai Schiller began his column about outdated grammar rules (“Splitting Infinity,” May 29, 2019) with a quiz: “List three grammar rules you never heard of.” I’m still laughing. I can’t…

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Unbiased …

Thank you to Hamodia for providing thorough articles on topics of interest, and I wish Hamodia much success with the new look. In response to a letter by Chaya Fuchs…

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Telling Both Sides Of the Vaccine Story

I would like to congratulate Hamodia for your excellent coverage of the anti-vax rally in Monsey (“Taking a Shot at a ‘Vexing’ Issue,” May 22, 2019). Though you clearly support…

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Repeal the Right to Own Guns?

Last week, in arguing for gun control, Rabbi Shafran brought up many valid points to support his views. However, in advancing the notion of repealing the second amendment, he states…

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Safe Music Awareness

If you’re making or attending a wedding, bar mitzvah or any event with music, please be sure the music is at a safe level. Levels taken at recent events were…

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Noise Reduction

The recent article about the prevalence of intolerable loudness of music at many weddings is indeed a significant issue. It isn’t only our ear drums that are at risk, it…

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