Letters

Remembering Rabbi Wohlgemuth

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Kudos to Steve Lipman for his evocative retrospective on the long and distinguished career of Rabbi Dr. Isaiah Wohlgemuth at the Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts (“Rabbi Dr. Isaiah… Read more

The Earliest Cookbook

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In “The Little-Known Story Behind the Latke” (winter 2013), author Carol Green Ungar claims that the earliest American Jewish cookbook, entitled Aunt Babette’s Cookbook, was published in 1889.… Read more

Robert Avrech Responds

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I am a screenwriter and producer who has worked in Hollywood for my entire professional life. I know all the players in town, and even those who are the targets of my critique, privately (and proudly)… Read more

The Erev-Shabbos Jew

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In his article “Shabbos Is More Than One Day a Week” (winter 2013), Rabbi Hillel Goldberg quotes Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik as saying that “America has many Sabbath-observant [shomer Shabbat] Jews,… Read more

Life Beyond New York

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Your article “Rebuilding Oceanside in the Aftermath of Sandy” by Bayla Sheva Brenner (winter 2013) stated that “Oceanside stepped up to rebuild its shul.” That would indicate there is but one Orthodox… Read more

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