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Friday, August 18, 2017

Letters

Knee-Jerk Reactions Do Not Help Us

According to Webster’s a knee-jerk reaction is an immediate unthinking emotional reaction produced by an event or statement to which the reacting person is highly sensitive; in persons with strong feelings on a topic, it may be very predictable. And it’s not a new term, either. It’s been in use, in its current context, since the 10th century. After

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

While I appreciate Mr. [sic] Chanes at­tempt at categorizing different groups within the Jewish World, I find it slightly disingenuous. While quick to sort the Or­thodox Jewish population into neat sec­tions, he swiftly takes the title of “Mod­ern” away from those who he deems “Centrist,” yet who outside of his Op-Ed identify as

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

Thank you so much for your article and editorial on Moriah’s new tuition affordability program (TAP).  Since announcing it publicly last week, we have received comments, suggestions and even some critical feedback.  Our favorite conversations have been with the families who have simply said, “Thank you.  It is about time a school began to

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To the Editor:

I read with great interest the op-ed piece by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky entitled the “Spinning Wheel,” which cast aspersions on Rabbi Avi Weiss, founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. The claims made by Rabbi Pruzansky in the piece cannot go without a response as they are misleading and false. [For

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to express all of the emotions we as Temple Emeth parents have been experiencing this past week.

We view ourselves as our own community, or even a family. With two children in Temple Emeth, I have forged extremely strong relationships with other parents as well as staff. The expression “It takes a

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I was disappointed by the exaggerated coverage in the Jewish Link of Rabbi Yechiel Abuchatzeira’s upcoming appearance at a charity event in Teaneck, including a feature article (“Rabbi Yechiel Abuchatzeira Visiting Teaneck Next Thursday,” May 15), a full page ad, and a front-page photo.

Rabbi Abuchatzeira is

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To the Editor:

The characterization of the Rabbinical Council of America as a Modern Orthodox organization respected by the haredi community is incorrect on two counts. First, the Rabbinical Council of America has never declared itself any particular “brand” of Orthodox. Some of it members define themselves as Modern Orthodox, some define

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The following letter was sent to the Chief Rabbis of Israel by the President, past presidents and the executive committee of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, where Rabbi Avi Weiss has been the manhig ruchani for 41 years.

As the lay leadership of an Orthodox synagogue that serves several hundred families under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Avraham

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor,

Thank you very much for your article about last week’s Yom Haatzmaut celebration in Teaneck.  We would like to add our thanks to the many people who helped plan and work on the event.  Most importantly, we would like to reiterate our gratitude to the children of our community who have decided to serve Israel in so many different ways - in

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To the Editor:

When I read the headline “The Bad Playdate,” by Sarah Abenaim, I assumed the article would be about a child’s friend who was chutzpadik, exhibited other bad middos, or was a bad influence in some way. Much to my surprise, I read that the reasons this was a bad playdate were because the writer’s child and her friend did not have very much

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To the Editor:

How ironic that last week’s front page article entitled, ‘The Iran Deal: On the Record and Analysis’ begins with a quote by the late British PM Winston Churchill endorsing the notion of negotiations with adversaries in which he stated, “To Jaw- Jaw is always better than to War-War.” Following his declared rejection of the 1938 Munich

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

There is one long-serving member of the Teaneck Council that I wish to single out in urging you to re-elect an effective leadership team on May 13. That is Yitz Stern. I have great faith that Yitz will be overwhelmingly re-elected because Teaneckers in every corner of town know that he has been there for them over much of the past two decades.