Letters

Let’s Be Honest

Your piece on homelessness by Gerald Jakubovics and Rafael Hoffman was interesting and heartbreaking. I thought a lot about one particular sentence: “For a set of technical reasons, few other…

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Hidden in Plain Sight

I very much enjoy reading your paper every week. I find it to be the most mature Jewish newspaper for English-speakers. The homeless problem has been on my mind for…

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Women in Crisis

I read your article about Jewish homelessness. I am very grateful to you for bringing this awareness to the greater Jewish community. I work at an organization that helps women…

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Healthcare: Not Black and White

First and foremost, thank you for a magazine that presents issues important to us on many levels. Your articles on socialized medicine [including one by Faigy Grunfeld] point to the…

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V’al Yechsar Lanu Mazon

Thank you, Rabbi Binyomin Karman, for the informative article on the behind-the-scenes of selling on Amazon (“Amazon on Fire,” Hamodia Prime, Oct. 30, 2019). As a close relative to an…

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More About the Simchah

It was interesting to read your interviews in “It’s All About the Simchah — Not Us,” (Hamodia Prime, Oct. 10, 2019). One singer commented, “When people see us performing at…

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Remember Who’s in Charge

In “Privileged Information” (Hamodia Prime, Oct. 24, 2019) it says, “If each of these terror organizations set aside just $1 million for drones, costing $1,000 a piece, they could each…

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A Resource We Should Use

It was validating to read Joel Rebibo’s “One on One” (“On Second Thought,” Hamodia Prime, Oct. 30, 2019) because he presents a solution to the problem of getting lost in…

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The Smoker’s Wife

I enjoy reading Hamodia. I read the letter in which a woman expresses her angst about her husband’s smoking. Now, I’m not a posek. However, I wonder, since she signed…

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The Human Toll of Smoking

Your article (Hamodia Prime, 11 Tishrei/October 10) entitled “Smoking: Are Restrictions Harmful to Your Liberty?” by Faygie Grunfeld was Hamodia at its best. In a thorough, honest and convincing way,…

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What a Contrast!

Every time I read about the talented frum singers in the Jewish community I come away with a deep feeling of pride. “Mi k’amcha Yisrael, goy echad ba’aretz.” & I…

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The Story of Mr. Chaim Raber, Z”l

In the 11 Tishrei/October 10, 2019 issue of Hamodia, in the “Holocaust Survivors Speak” section, Mr. Sam Beller mentions, “There was a man living across the street from us by…

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Timely Message

An item in this week’s news has caught my attention, with relevance to our approach to tefillah and our perceived acceptance by Hashem. Former U.K. prime minister David Cameron has…

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Brexit Bias?

There seems to be a strong sense of bias in your newspaper towards remaining in the EU. There are often “chareidi quotes” confirming many so-called suspicions of Brexit, frequently without…

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Brexit Round Two

Kudos to Hamodia for pointing out what few others have acknowledged, namely that the results of the non-binding Brexit referendum of 2016 were not at all clear and therefore accorded…

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What Is the Best Way to Increase School Security?

I must admit that when I saw the article “Rethinking School Security’’ by Faigy Grunfeld (Prime, September 18) I was skeptical. As an elementary school teacher, I have dealt with…

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Could it be coincidence? Just as our attention spans and retention of events diminish, electronic archives expand. One of the hazards of externalizing memory is that it has a nasty…

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Hakaras Hatov From a Former Talmid in Bayonne

I greatly appreciated Rabbi Karman’s article, “ Behind the Scenes of Back to School” (Prime, Sept. 4, 2019). As an alumnus and former talmid of Yeshiva Gedolah of Bayonne, I…

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Seeking Forgiveness For Broken Engagement

Part of me hopes you have forgotten this episode, but part of me needs you to remember. On Motzoei Shavuos in 1990, I broke our engagement. I have been trying…

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Do You Really Lose Weight From Fasting Diets?

In the September 4 issue of Hamodia Prime, there was an article by Aryeh Hakohen Katz about an interesting diet that works by interspersing times when you eat and times…

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