Letters

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

Political Advocacy Is Not the Way

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I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Simcha Katz (“Supporting the Jewish Homeland,” summer 2012) that greater kavanah in our tefillot is a key element in strengthening and supporting our homeland. Paying… Read more

Orthodox Students on Campus ll

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As the vice president for Global Jewish Experience at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center, part of my role is overseeing all of Hillel’s Jewish educational resources and serving as the main… Read more

The Purpose of Prayer

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I was quite disturbed by the message conveyed in the article “How Was Your Davening?” (fall 2012). The author states that the only criterion by which to rate his davening is to see whether or not his… Read more

Orthodox Students on Campus

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Dr. Simcha Katz’s message (“Strengthening Orthodoxy on Campus,” fall 2012) includes a surprisingly blunt assessment of Jewish day school education: “Sam . . . attended a prominent Jewish day school… Read more

Where Are the Women?

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I wholeheartedly agree with Ann Koffsky’s article in the fall issue (“Please Put the Women Back In”) that the absence of women in many Jewish publications is demeaning to women. For that reason, I… Read more

Feeling Excluded

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I read the thousands of words written in the article “Can We All Get Along?” (summer 2012), but the proverbial “thousand words” of the pictures accompanying the article rang louder in my ears. And… Read more