Letters

Debating Hollywood Culture

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I cannot agree with Robert Avrech’s assessments of Hollywood culture (“Confessions of a Shomer Shabbos Hollywood Screenwriter,” winter 2013). The struggle for marriage equality does not in any way… Read more

Are Community Schools an Option?

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Non-Orthodox day schools may be the right choice for some families, but your article “Community Day Schools: Are They an Option?” by Rachel Wizenfeld (winter 2013) understates how “diverse” some… Read more

Remembering Rabbi Goldstein ll

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I would like to thank you for your excellent treatment of the overall topic of the changing rabbinate, and to correct a mistake that appeared in my article on my grandfather Rabbi Herbert S.… Read more

Remembering Rabbi Goldstein

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I read your article about Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein (“The Pioneering Rabbi,” fall 2013), whom I remember from my childhood. When the Nazis invaded Belgium on May 10, 1940, my family was fortunate to… Read more

Why Fault Parents?

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At first glance, I was pleased to see an article by Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen entitled “Why Are So Many Kids Off the Derech?” (summer 2013). An examination of possible risk factors is always important so… Read more

Talking about Sexuality

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As a clinical psychologist who has done research on sexual attitudes in the frum community, I applaud Dr. Yocheved Debow’s persuasive and courageous call to action (“Why We Need to Talk to our… Read more

Resources for Grief

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Resources for Grief In “A Loss Worthy of Grief” (fall 2013), Rabbi Yamin Levy poignantly expresses his experience with infant loss many years ago. I would like to mention an invaluable resource that… Read more

Materialism Not to Blame

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Materialism Not to Blame Thank you for addressing the topic of materialism, which plagues our communities (“Impoverished by Wealth,” by Rabbi Avraham Edelstein, summer 2013). However, I want to point… Read more

More on Kosher Comedy

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“Kosher Comedy: The Rise of the Orthodox Comic” by Steve Lipman (summer 2011) was an interesting article, but it left out the frum female comediennes out there, most of whom perform exclusively for… Read more