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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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N. Aaron Troodler, in his column “Can’t We All Just Get Along,” claims Israel’s US Ambassador Ron Dermer collaborated with Speaker of the House Jon Boehner “to the exclusion of his colleagues across the political aisle and without involving the president” in arranging the upcoming speech

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We learn from an ad in the Jewish Link that Rebbetzin Aidel Miller (“from Yerushalayim”!) will visit Teaneck this week. She is said to be an expert in “pouring lead,” a supposed segula by which she can “eliminate the evil eye.” The ad further claims that this process can cure disease, aid childless couples, and help

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We are the proud parents of one of the Winter Camp participants referenced in recent JLNJ articles, “Frisch Hosts Friendship Circle Winter Camp” (January 8, 2015) and “A Student’s View of Friendship Circle’s Winter Break Camp” (January 15, 2015). We were delighted to note your

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The “Glass Half Full Judaism” article by Rabbi Gil Student gets the split between “conservatives” and “liberals” in Modern Orthodoxy wrong.

The “conservatives” are being pulled to the right by the gravitational force of the Haredim, who outnumber

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In his December 31st column, “Glass Half Full Judaism,” describing the differences between religious conservatives and religious liberals, Rabbi Gil Student refers to Modern Orthodox liberals as “Well-meaning people lacking a healthy sense of awe and humility….”

Was a

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Regarding the article “North of Bogota: Worth the Trip But Bring Your Visa”: Over all, Mr. Weisbrot seems to have a positive feel for the restaurant and was impressed with all the dishes he got. Why “cloud” his review with constant knocks about expense accounts and

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In “Not My Holiday Season” (December 18, 2014 pg. 50), the author complains about an apparently popular Internet meme that suggests if you’re wished, “Merry Christmas,” you should respond with, “Thank you! You too!”–even if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

She

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After decades of lethal attacks on our fellow Jews, someone has finally spoken out and shouted “enough!” In essence, he issues a wake-up call to all of us that we need to start considering stronger measures that might serve to deter our enemies and save Jewish lives.

The

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The Jewish Link, in two recent interviews with Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, allowed his direct criticisms of me by name to be published without the basic journalistic or ethical courtesy of seeking a response.

The latest, in your Nov. 27 issue, directly follows his observation that the

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We as supporters of Israel and Jews have long complained about incitement by Palestinian and Muslim leaders and have often criticized the general worldwide Islamic leadership for not speaking out against these provocations. We cite references to Jews being “sons of monkeys and pigs” by Palestinian and Muslim leaders as examples of the

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Yesterday, at about 7 a.m., my daughter Miri called. “Mordechai just came home from shul. He said that Arabs came in and are shooting, and that a man with an axe is hitting everyone. Some of the people threw chairs at them, but it didn’t help.” The 12-year-old had hit the floor along

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Jeanette Friedman’s Op-Ed suggesting that perhaps Avraham failed his “test” with Yitzhak raises the question but omits the answer. Avraham had to cut off all ties with his past to follow God (the first lekh lecha) and then he is asked to cut off all ties to his future (the second lekh lecha) by offering his son up as a sacrifice, or at