Letters

Letters Summer 2014

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Hebrew: The Great Debate In Rabbi Seth Mandel’s “The Real Story of Hebrew Pronunciation” (spring 2014), he writes, “As with other languages, Hebrew changed over time.” I disagree. While other… Read more

Making Tefillah Meaningful

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In the winter issue of your enlightening and thought-provoking magazine, you address the fact that Modern Orthodox schools are struggling to make tefillah meaningful (“Can Schools Do a Better Job of… Read more

The Erev-Shabbos Jew ll

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I was privileged to attend Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik’s shiur where  I heard—more than once—the Rav describe the erev-Shabbos Jew in very beautiful language. Rabbi Goldberg’s cogent articulation of… Read more

Life Beyond New York

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It was inspiring to see in the wake of the Pew Study’s disheartening news that Orthodoxy is planting new communities in places that have had Jews for a while. This is the hope that we need and that… Read more

Life Beyond New York

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I read with great interest the “Life Beyond New York” cover story in the winter 2013 issue. As a member of the Shomrei Torah Fair Lawn New Jersey Community Growth Initiative Committee, we also… Read more

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