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Dear Editor, The two sides to the March 20 referendum on the Number 6 School property sale could not be clearer: Voting “No” is to oppose a terrible idea that...

Do Our Schools Need A Reboot?

Portrait Of An Overdose, Part 1 Note: The following harrowing account of a young neshamah that didn’t quite fit in is based on a first-person interview that Reb Avrohom Klein,...

TV’s Messiahs and Unicorns Are Based on Democratic Stereotypes

Barack Obama is out of the White House, but you can still see him on TV almost every night. That is, in the form of several TV characters clearly...

Opinion: The Uncommonly Mad War On Common Sense

  By Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon We live in dangerous times. America’s intelligentsia — the establishment intellectual and professional class dominating academia, the media, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley — has taken...

Letter re Sheldon Silver article

To the Editor: In his ode to State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (July 18 issue), Dr. Asher Mansdorf depicts Silver as a politician who evidently can do no wrong. And...

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The Very, Very White Wedding Dear Editor, We would like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of love and support that the Five Towns community has shown us. As we...

Hikind: Lorde Performances Should be Shunned

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) says Americans should send a strong anti-racist message to pop singer Lorde by not attending her upcoming performances. Several months ago, the singer,...

The Right View

Time to Remember By Alex Sternberg The more obstinately Poland clings to the ridiculous new “don’t call it a Polish death camp” law, the more controversial it becomes. Israel and Poland had...

letters to THE EDITOR

The Other Side Of The Picture Dear Editor, Like Proust’s madeleine, the 5TJT cover portrait of a rebbe examining an esrog with a magnifying glass (meant to convey an image of...

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The Truth Hurts Dear Editor, Thank you for printing the letter written by Rabbi Frankel in last week’s issue. I read and reread it and found it to be intellectually honest...

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