Letters

Looking Back on a “Miracle”

January 15 marked the 10-year anniversary of the safe landing of Flight 1549, which has come to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” I, too, admire Captain Sullenberger’s…

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“Insure Domestic Tranquility”

Amid the ongoing debate regarding the government shutdown, I feel that an essential part of the discussion is being ignored, and that is the constitutional angle. It is particularly ironic…

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Minding Our A.Q.s And M.Q.s

Just this week, my son said that he is teaching his kids that grades don’t matter; ten years from now no one will remember if you got an 80 or…

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Stay the Course

“And it must be understood that a prince … cannot observe all those things which are considered good in men, being often obliged, in order to maintain the state, to…

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Chashivus HaTorah

On Monday evening, Ohr L’Yom 10 Teves, a message was sent out from the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah instructing Klal Yisrael to be mispallel that the gezeiros being considered by the…

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Shmooze It

Thanks to Mordechai Schiller for explaining the difference between “shmooze” and “shmuess” [“Shmooze Control,” December 26, 2018] (and their origin in Hebrew), which bothered me for some time. However, didn’t…

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Jonathan Pollard’s Continuing Saga

How difficult, how sad, how deeply frustrating this saga has become. We watch, we wring our hands, we hope and pray. Ultimately, Hashem is our Guide, as Mrs. Pollard clearly…

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We’re Still In Galus

It is very commendable the work that Ms. von Schnurbein and IHRA are doing to combat anti-Semitism. May they continue to use all the means available to greater and greater…

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‘Jewish Education In Crisis’

I would like to applaud Hamodia’s continuing front-page coverage of New York’s attack on our way of life. I found the interview with Harav Yisroel Reisman especially enlightening. Would Hamodia…

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Mrs. Pearl Feder, A”h

I run a bakery in Yerushalayim called Schreiner’s. I’m writing about a special person who was just niftar.& & Many people know about our bakery, but most don’t know how…

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Fighting the Threats To Jewish Education

I would like to make two suggestions to fight the threats to Jewish education. The first recommendation is to increase one’s kavanah while saying the words in Birchos HaTorah, “V’haarev…

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What Is The Secret?

Your article, “The Secret Is Out” (Dec. 19, 2018, “Privileged Information”) in this weeks’ paper shocked me! I’m an old lady, now living in Monsey, New York. I’ve been waiting…

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An Interesting Irony

There is an irony in Hamodia’s juxtaposition of the two Dec. 18 front-page headlines, “Moetzes Calls for Tefillos on NYS Chinuch Crisis” and “New Law Protects Observance of Religious Holidays…

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The U.N. Shows Its True Colors

An article ran in Thursday’s paper, “Support for U.N. Condemnation of Hamas Unprecedented.” Hopes rise. Then, Monday’s headline, PM Netanyahu’s statement: “Even Though We Lost Hamas Condemnation Vote, We Won.”…

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Harav Levin, Zt”l, Tribute

It was a true pleasure reading Mr. Wolf’s piece on Hagaon Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin, Zt”l (December 5, 2018). It was a very well-written article. But most of all, it…

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Give Hakaras Hatov Where It’s Due

I was deeply disturbed to read of the attack on the Forest Hills boy this past Friday, December 7. It is my personal opinion that we should not shriek “Hate…

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Envisioning Chazal

Mr. Rebibo makes some very compelling points in his article, “Inviting Rashi Into Our Homes.” Indeed, Chazal (Mesechet Shekalim 2:5) teach us that when a Torah teaching is taught in…

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What Do You Do During a Chuppah?

I was sitting at a chuppah recently near a friend of mine from yeshivah days. While I was enjoying the beautiful music and singer, my friend was tearfully davening throughout…

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Action Stations

As someone who also prefers to pen his thoughts rather than articulate them, I greatly enjoy Mordechai Schiller’s articles. I wonder whether he can help me on the following point:…

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Open Letter to El Al

There is so much to talk about what happened on Flight 002. What about what happened with Flight 008? [the flight that continued to Israel after receiving a psak that…

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