Letters

The Work/Life Balance

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There is a “striking” contrast between the winter cover (“Striking a Balance: Work and Family) showing a woman single-handedly (with four hands) doing it all successfully and the interviews of… Read more

“Half-Shabbos” ll

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Reading about the term “Half Shabbos” used to describe those who use their cell phones on Shabbat (summer 2012), made me think of another area where cell phones have made inroads into the observant… Read more

Rabbi Gil Student Responds

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I thank Mr. Berman for his letter. As the title of my column indicates, these are brief reviews. In the short space allocated for this book, I attempted to summarize the book’s main arguments using… Read more

The Work/Life Balance ll

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Your recent cover story, which includes profiles of working women and “Tips for the Working Mom,” is an important one. Having two solid incomes has become a necessity for leading an affordable… Read more

“Half-Shabbos”

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I enjoyed Rabbi Shalom Baum’s letter in response to the article “Is Half-Shabbos Really No Shabbos?” (fall 2012) on the dangers of calling teens who text on Shabbat michalilei Shabbat. But the… Read more

On The God Who Hates Lies

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In his review of Rabbi David Hartman’s book The God Who Hates Lies: Confronting & Rethinking Jewish Tradition (winter 2012), Rabbi Gil Student simply states that he found Rabbi Hartman’s arguments… Read more

Torah in Germany ll

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I enjoyed the winter issue and was particularly intrigued by Bayla Sheva Brenner’s excellent article about my nephew Rabbi Josh Spinner. Due to Josh’s valiant efforts, Torah Judaism is indeed alive in… Read more

Torah in Germany

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I was greatly disturbed by the article “Torah Judaism is Alive in Germany” by Bayla Sheva Brenner (winter 2012). The article mentions how thousands of Jews from the USSR immigrated to Germany, lured… Read more

Allergic to Treif

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I found Rabbi Eli Gersten’s article addressing the kosher concerns of cut fruit (“Cut Fruit at the Office,” winter 2012) particularly fascinating, since I came close to dying as a result of this… Read more

No Dearth of Historical Data

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Rabbi Zev Eleff’s plaintive cry about the (alleged) dearth of historical data on American Orthodox Jewry (“In Search of American Orthodox Jewish History,” fall 2012) paints an incomplete and… Read more