Letters

Leaving Poland

I thank you, Hamodia, for the well-written article “Two Moments in Time” (Features, Oct. 31, 2018). Reading the article, I felt it was written for me, because November 8 was…

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Harav Yankel Teitelbaum, Zt”l

Thank you for the beautiful and meaningful tribute to my father, Harav Yankel Teitelbaum, zt”l, of Kew Gardens. Although the article was concise, you mentioned so much within the constraints…

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For Whom Did the Rosh Yeshivah Stand Up?

I was greatly saddened by the passing of the Stoliner Rosh Yeshivah, Harav Chaim Baruch Wolpin, zt”l. When I think of the Wolpins, both Rav Nisson and Rav Chaim Baruch,…

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‘Rethinking Our Priorities’

I feel compelled to strongly disagree with Avraham Weissman’s opinion article, “Rethinking Our Priorities” (November 8, 2018), wherein he backhandedly tries to make an argument — to those who vote…

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To My Jewish Brethren in Squirrel Hill

I feel there is a need for me to speak out against this terrible massacre. Many people would say that this is a part of the world and that there…

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Reflecting on The Atar Family, Z”l

I was horrified when I opened the Hamodia weekly (Oct. 31, 2018) and saw the screaming headline about the Atar family tragedy, where both parents and an entire family of…

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Reflector Belt Gemach

This is in response to the letter by Batya Bernstein in the Features section, Oct. 24. Batya is correct that our clothing is dark, and drivers often cannot see people…

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Anglo-Stential Angst

I appreciate Mr. Mordechai Schiller’s weekly romp through the English language, and enjoyed the wordplay banter in recent weeks’ letters. I’d like to share with him (and whoever else might…

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Keeping Har Hazeisim Secure

As someone whose mother and grandparents are buried on Har Hazeisim, I am extremely grateful to Reb Menachem Lubinsky and his brother Reb Avrohom for establishing the ICHH (International Committee…

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Opportunity Cost

Your editorial (“A Salvo Against Socialism,” Oct. 24, 2018) correctly notes that the “opportunity cost” of not going to work is the wages that you lose. So (next sentence of…

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Yahrtzeit of Harav Yaakov Teitelbaum, Zt”l

The article on 15 Cheshvan 5779 by Faygie Borchardt commemorating the yahrtzeit of my father, Harav Avraham Yaakov Teitelbaum, zt”l, was masterfully presented and quite informative. Mention is made of…

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Burial Place of The Baal Shem of Michelstadt

This past Shabbos, we were catching up on our reading from before Yom Tov. We were reading the “This Day in History” column in the Features section (Sept. 13, 2018/Parashas…

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Danger — Person Walking

Thank you for writing about the perils of ebikes in the October 17 issue of Features. It’s my experience that enhanced bikes and even electric scooters make the situation more…

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In the Race

Though I don’t recall ever meeting a Native American and have no connection with any tribe, I found the story about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s usage of DNA testing to rebut…

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In-Laws of Relativity

I consider myself something of a linguistic aficionado, but I am certainly not on the level of mavinus (is that a word? If not, I may just have invented it)…

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Child-Proof Your Home!

We just returned from Yerushalayim where we enjoyed Sukkos together with extended family. It was a distinct& privilege and pleasure to do so, and we are very grateful. There was…

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The Wordplay’s The Thing

First, let me say how much I enjoy Mr. Schiller’s language column. I do like a bit of wordplay. Speaking of wordplay, I have some word oddities that Mr. Schiller…

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Liver Transplant Possibility

An individual has been cleared to donate part of his liver at the Cleveland Clinic. A transplant date had been set. However, the person to whom he was going to…

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Day in The Life

First, let me thank you for the Hamodia mega-Sukkos issue which was full of content: important and interesting reading material. Saying that, when I got the “Day in the Life”…

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News Coverage in Interesting Times

As an American-born Jewish grandmother, I have been following national news very closely for many years. Invariably my thoughts are how the news will affect my children and grandchildren, all…

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