Letters

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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Time Heals All Chaburos

I have a language question for Mordechai Schiller. I noticed a caption under a picture in a recent Hamodia Community section: “K.K. from Yeshivah _____ delivering a chaburah.” Another time…

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Loneliness May Be Right Next Door

Your article on loneliness (“Millenial Loneliness”/“The Perils of Loneliness,” Hamodia Prime, Sept. 11, 2019) got me thinking. I recently heard about a mother in my neighborhood with a number of…

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It’s Vital to Vote

Councilman Deutsch raises an important point about the current political climate in the Jewish community — namely that Jews’ disaffection with the Democrats’ various agendas is causing us to shoot…

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No Prayer Goes Unanswered

Recently I was out with a close friend when to my surprise I thought I noticed someone that I had seen a picture of in last week’s Hamodia. I asked…

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The Real Threat

We’ve been there before. But then, as now, we had to open our eyes to the real danger. In 1892, the Russian government ordered the Volozhiner Yeshivah to teach secular…

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Unintended Consequences

Thank you for a very interesting and informative article (“Microbiome Therapies,” by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, August 21, Prime). What I liked about this article was that it honestly admitted something unexpected…

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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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