Letters

Anglo-Stential Angst

I appreciate Mr. Mordechai Schiller’s weekly romp through the English language, and enjoyed the wordplay banter in recent weeks’ letters. I’d like to share with him (and whoever else might…

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Keeping Har Hazeisim Secure

As someone whose mother and grandparents are buried on Har Hazeisim, I am extremely grateful to Reb Menachem Lubinsky and his brother Reb Avrohom for establishing the ICHH (International Committee…

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Opportunity Cost

Your editorial (“A Salvo Against Socialism,” Oct. 24, 2018) correctly notes that the “opportunity cost” of not going to work is the wages that you lose. So (next sentence of…

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Yahrtzeit of Harav Yaakov Teitelbaum, Zt”l

The article on 15 Cheshvan 5779 by Faygie Borchardt commemorating the yahrtzeit of my father, Harav Avraham Yaakov Teitelbaum, zt”l, was masterfully presented and quite informative. Mention is made of…

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Burial Place of The Baal Shem of Michelstadt

This past Shabbos, we were catching up on our reading from before Yom Tov. We were reading the “This Day in History” column in the Features section (Sept. 13, 2018/Parashas…

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Danger — Person Walking

Thank you for writing about the perils of ebikes in the October 17 issue of Features. It’s my experience that enhanced bikes and even electric scooters make the situation more…

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In the Race

Though I don’t recall ever meeting a Native American and have no connection with any tribe, I found the story about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s usage of DNA testing to rebut…

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In-Laws of Relativity

I consider myself something of a linguistic aficionado, but I am certainly not on the level of mavinus (is that a word? If not, I may just have invented it)…

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Child-Proof Your Home!

We just returned from Yerushalayim where we enjoyed Sukkos together with extended family. It was a distinct& privilege and pleasure to do so, and we are very grateful. There was…

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The Wordplay’s The Thing

First, let me say how much I enjoy Mr. Schiller’s language column. I do like a bit of wordplay. Speaking of wordplay, I have some word oddities that Mr. Schiller…

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Liver Transplant Possibility

An individual has been cleared to donate part of his liver at the Cleveland Clinic. A transplant date had been set. However, the person to whom he was going to…

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Day in The Life

First, let me thank you for the Hamodia mega-Sukkos issue which was full of content: important and interesting reading material. Saying that, when I got the “Day in the Life”…

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News Coverage in Interesting Times

As an American-born Jewish grandmother, I have been following national news very closely for many years. Invariably my thoughts are how the news will affect my children and grandchildren, all…

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‘All About Politics’

The editorial on the sad state of American politics today (“All About Politics, October 4, 2018) is spot-on. The murky depths to which the Democrats have sunk in their desperate…

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Rabbi Dr. Moshe Rothschild, Z”l

I was saddened to learn of the petirah of Rabbi Dr. Moshe Rothschild, the founder of Bnei Brak’s Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital, on Shabbos Chol Hamoed Sukkot, at age 89. I…

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‘Where’s the Slide?’

Rabbi Shafran illustrates his fine article (Features, October 4, 2018) with a photo of Kaaterskill Falls. The meaningful point of his article aside, he does mention his son, a charming…

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‘With a Press of the Thumb’

Your editorial (“With a Press of the Thumb,” October 4, 2018) raised some extremely important points. I would like to add that while the first letter-writer was referring to a…

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From Sheep Farming to Shofaros

In the Rosh Hashanah edition, Rabbi Binyamin Friedman is quoted as saying that bovine horns and antlers do not make kosher shofaros because they do not have an internal bone.…

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Love of the Land

I would like to express my gratitude to Hamodia for publishing the Am Echad piece (Features, September 13, 2018). For the longest time I have wondered about and wished for…

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Online Buyer Beware!

The other week, in the midst of my Yom Tov cooking, I opened a jar of store-brand applesauce from a major national supermarket chain. When I double-checked the hechsher, I…

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