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Posted on: April 27th, 2005

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Inspired By Rabbi WaldmanI was touched beyond words by the self-sacrifice and idealism exhibited by Rabbi Eliezer Waldman in moving his family and his yeshiva to SaNur (Jewish Press, April 22). Many of us talk the talk when it comes to defending the integrity of Eretz Yisrael, but Rabbi Waldman walks the walk. Thanks to […]

 

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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Helping HandsIt’s nice to know there are still some caring people in this world, people who aren’t afraid to get involved but are willing to jump in to help others.Last Thursday evening I had an unfortunate incident outside a retail establishment on 39th Street in Boro Park. I was on the ground, badly injured and […]

 

Posted on: April 13th, 2005

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Baseball FanI’ve come to admire the depth of knowledge that Jason Maoz regularly displays in his Media Monitor column, but I had no idea he could write so eloquently and knowledgeably on baseball as well (“The Vanishing Jewish Baseball Player,” front-page essay, April 8).You obviously timed the article’s appearance to coincide with the start last […]

 

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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Pope A Lamed-Vavnik?I bear no ill will toward the late Pope John Paul II, but I found myself wincing at the statements put out after his death by our Jewish leaders and organizations, each of whom sought to outdo the others in praising the pontiff in language they seldom if ever use upon the passing […]

 

Posted on: March 30th, 2005

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Summers StormI appreciate The Jewish Press’s publication of Ed Koch’s op-ed column on the academic lynching of Harvard President Lawrence Summers. The outcry against Summers for raising an issue for thought and debate is very sad. Once again we are witnessing a horrible double standard from the media, the academic Left and supposed women’s rights […]

 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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Money Better SpentAs people prepare to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim, may I remind them that the mitzvah involves sending a gift of two (2) different food items to one (1) friend. I do not believe the mitzvah is to send extravagant $300 baskets to everyone living within a three-mile-radius of one’s […]

 

Posted on: March 16th, 2005

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Readers Urged To Reach Out To Jewish Serviceman I recently exchanged a few e-mails with an observant Jewish serviceman in Iraq, 1st Lt. Chaim Spilman. He is deployed for a long tour (the address below is good for at least the next three months; he might be sent elsewhere later), and I think he could use […]

 

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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Hard-Liners Going SoftRe “Conference of Presidents Backs Sharon Plan” (news story, February 21):The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is but one addition to a long list of once stalwart supporters of Israel’s national integrity to consent to the process of surrender so artfully labeled disengagement. Three years ago the executive vice chairman […]

 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2005

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Sharon’s PledgesI am distraught by the pledge made by Prime Minister Sharon that Jerusalem is non-negotiable. Those of us who have been following the prime minister’s career and statements over the past few years realize that his saying that Jerusalem is non-negotiable is cause for great concern about the future status of Jerusalem. Given his […]

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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Reckless TalkThe growing incitement against Israeli government officials in response to the disengagement policy must be condemned by all people regardless of their stance regarding that policy. The atmosphere being created is one that should be abhorrent to those who respect the guiding principles of democracy, the very tenets of freedom which we all cherish.As […]

 

Posted on: February 16th, 2005

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Shabbos PrioritiesA person had slipped and fallen on the ice and now lay dangerously in the middle of the street, in the heart of Boro Park, on erev Shabbos. I was at a red light across the street, stuck behind another car. As I waited in anticipation for the light to change, I prayed that […]

 

Posted on: February 9th, 2005

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Poignant EssayI found the Feb. 4 front-page essay by Nathan Lewin (“Say It Ain’t So…But It Was So”) incredibly moving.The American Jewish community in the 1940′s lacked three essential elements that we now take for granted:1. Political power, unity, and influence on a large scale in the national political process. 2. Communication among and to […]

 

Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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Helping HandsThe 2004 annual Bais Yaakov convention was held in Detroit over the weekend of November 18-21 (5-8 Kislev). Our school, Bais Yaakov of Ramapo, arranged for other girls’ schools in the metropolitan area to accompany us by bus from New York to Detroit. After an uplifting and inspiring convention, the bus was headed back […]

 

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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Galut Mentality“In every generation one is obligated to see himself as if he has exited Egypt.” (Passover Haggadah)When the Jews left Egypt and were trapped between the Egyptian army and the sea, there were many who advocated going back to Egypt and slavery. Understandable, but nevertheless the epitome of galut mentality. Had they prevailed, we […]

 

Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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Whatever Happened To Modesty?I do not understand what is going on with klal Yisrael. Every few weeks we hear of a new tumult – about Indian hair, bugs in the water, kohanim being on certain roads where there are cemeteries, etc.Why don’t we hear any tumult about tznius? I walk the streets of Brooklyn every […]

 

Posted on: January 5th, 2005

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The Much Appreciated Dr. AdelsonI know it’s rather late, but I just found out that your columnist Dr. Howard L. Adelson, who was my professor at City University of New York, passed away last year.I am an American Indian and a Christian who loves Israel. Dr. Adelson made himself available to set me straight (graciously) […]

 

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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Bush And KnishesI’m new to The Jewish Press, or maybe I should say The Jewish Press is new to me. I live in the Miami area, and only recently began reading your paper as a result of my newly kindled interest in Judaism. There’s so much to read each week, and I particularly appreciate the […]

 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2004

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Lyrical EssayWe’ve come to expect moving and profound insights from Rachel Weiss’s pre-holiday front-page essays, and Ms. Weiss certainly didn’t disappoint us with “Forever Burning, Forever Yearning” (Dec. 10). There is a lyrical quality to her writing that one does not necessarily associate with works of Torah scholarship, but make no mistake – her articles […]

 

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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Mail We Like (I)I’m undoubtedly biased, since Harry Danning was my uncle, but I couldn’t agree more with you regarding the pathetic obituary The New York Times ran (‘Au Revoir, Harry Danning,’ Media Monitor column, Dec. 10).Thanks for your article.David DanningBrookline, MAMail We Like (II)I would like to commend The Jewish Press for Naomi Klass […]

 

Posted on: December 8th, 2004

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Our Shameful ‘Leaders’A wave of nausea overcame me as I read that ‘more than 70 prominent Jewish religious and communal leaders, with direct ties to leading organizations … have sent a letter to Secretary of State-designate and current National Security Adviser Rice effectively urging her to pressure Israel into concessions’ (‘The Pressure to Pressure,’ editorial, […]

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