More, More and More — of What’s Right

First I would like to commend you for your high standards of journalism, adhering to Torah-true values. I was a bit disturbed by the article regarding an enterprise that sets up lavish barbecue parties, with a detailed report of an indoor upscale “siyum” event held during the Nine Days. Unfortunately, this is a sad example of the luxurious lifestyle that has befallen some segments of our community. In my opinion, this is not something we should do in a time of aveilus.

Just to reiterate, my critique is because I believe that your paper should continue to spread the beauty of our eidel way of life and not to fall into the trap of having more, more, and more.

Sinai Berger, Montreal

Editorial response:

Thank you for your comments, which demonstrate your high expectations of Hamodia. We regret the lapse and will do our utmost to continue to justify the trust our readers place in Hamodia week after week.


Correction: Please note corrected yield and clarification of one step in the Classic Potato Knishes recipe featured in Hamodia’s “The Culinary Connoisseur,” Thursday, 9 Tammuz/June 29, p. 16. Changes are italicized below. We apologize for any inconvenience:

Fold both sides of the strip over the filling and gently press to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make four logs. Cut each log into 2-inch slices and place cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Gently gather the top cut edges of the dough toward the center of the potato mixture to form a bun. The bottom will remain open.