Letters

A Place for Everyone

With most of the “siyum season” over, we welcome the new lomdei hadaf to our shiurim and the new chavrusos in our batei medrash. It’s now time to tidy up…

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Careful With Candle-Lighting

This week, many Flatbush residents received large refrigerator magnets with ads, a marker and “whiteboard” to make lists, and Shabbos candle-lighting times for 2020. However, the times for candle-lighting are…

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A Breath of Fresh Air

No bias. No agenda. Just straight, world-class political analysis. With depth and insight that can only come from her years spent interviewing key players both at home and abroad, yet…

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Who Is to Blame?

(A response to “Turmoil in Healthcare,” Prime Magazine, Parashas Bo/February 5.) Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is to blame most of all? Not me, says the nursing home owner.…

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Binyan Is Back

We were so excited at the return of Binyan. My kids have sorely missed it. I also enjoyed having articles from both Mordechai Schiller and Issamar Ginzberg in one issue.…

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Grow Up

Not long ago, I went into a library and found one of the best books published this century. It contained such wisdom, such flawless accuracy, such insight into human nature,…

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At the Kosel

Last week, world leaders gathered in Yerushalayim to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and, while I didn’t zoom in on the political machinations that governed who…

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Banks of Ukraine

I don’t know whether “attraction/repulsion syndrome” is a certified disorder, or just pop psychology. But it describes how I feel about the news. Months before the election, I’m already maxed…

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A Closer Look at Electric Cars

Thank you for so much coverage of late of Tesla, and of cars in general. It gives the menfolk quite a thrill in our family, and I’m glad they can…

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Turmoil in Healthcare

Rivka Engelson’s letter in response to “Honest About Alzheimer’s” (Letters, Hamodia Prime, Jan. 1, 2020) was well written and informative. I admit to being envious of her when she wrote,…

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‘In Guns We Trust’?

I am writing to tell you how impressed I am with the cover story in Hamodia Prime, January 15, “Do Guns Really Keep Us Safer?” The situation as it exists…

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Thoughts About Anti-Semitism

We are all quite anxious about the escalation of anti-Semitism. Our sense of security has been challenged, and we wonder what will happen next. As believing Yidden, we know it’s…

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The Killing of Qassem Soleimani

Some people question whether Qassem Soleimani was an imminent threat and whether killing him was justified. Soleimani had a long history of being a bloodthirsty murderer. In just a two-year…

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The Right Resume

In the January 8 edition of Hamodia Prime, the column Empowered Employment discusses resumes and how employers can see through certain titles. As the article says, employers “know that the…

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Interview With Ambassador Danny Danon

I was pleased to read in Hamodia Prime, January 8, 2020, the interview with Mr. Danny Danon, Israel’s current Ambassador to the U.N. Mr. Danon is a person of courage…

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‘With Necks of Marble’

I’d like to thank you for you consistent wonderful reading material which enhances the Shabbosos of so many! This past Shabbos as I was reading an article in Hamodia Prime…

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No Child Left Behind — For the Siyum

My husband is a kitah beis Rebbi. He did not go to the Siyum, as he feels he has an achrayus to the yeshivah and to his talmidim. His decision…

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Protection Through Tehillim

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School of St. Louis was inspired to respond to Mrs. Lichtenstein’s editorial (“Not Because of Me,” Hamodia Prime, Dec. 18, 2019) in accepting kabbalos that…

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Securing the Safety of Our Children

A “Very Concerned Monsey Mother” wrote a letter printed in the Jan. 1 Hamodia Prime, suggesting that schools have fences, a $100 yearly fee for security, locked doors, gunman drills…

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