Letters to the Editor: No ‘Medical Dilemma’ on Vaccines

To the Editor: It was with great regret that I read the lead article written by my friend, editor Larry Gordon, in last week’s 5 Towns Jewish Times. The title,...

No ‘Medical Dilemma’ on Vaccines, Part 2

By Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt Continued from December 3, 2018 See the column that started it all. Why would anyone argue against vaccination? Why are people not following the medical experts...

Readers React to Satmar Anti-Israel Rally

Dear Editor, Your editorial (“Heard In The Bagel Store: Not A Smart Move,” June 8) was an excellent news article that was not widely disseminated in the community. What Satmar...

Letter: Eshel Welcomes LGBTQ Families

Response To Open Letter To OU Dear Avi Goldstein, Your open letter to the OU regarding Big Gay Ice Cream, as printed in the February 8 edition of the 5TJT, was...

Letters to the Editor: Building a Political Wall

Sound Familiar? Dear Editor, Jake Novak defends the Trump administration’s approach (although, of course, that approach is ever-changing!) to the refugee crisis on our southern border (“Building A Political Wall Around...

Letters to the Editor: Shidduchim at Weddings

Dear Editor: It’s nice to read that people are using a wedding to facilitate making shidduchim (Halachic Musings: Shidduchim Rooms at Weddings?) . Rabbi Hoffman states it’s a new idea...

Letters to the Editor: I Won’t Stand For This

Dear Editor, As the (unnamed) author of the (unprinted) letter at which Larry Gordon takes umbrage in “The Evangelical Equation” (May 25), kindly permit me to respond. The specific issue at...

Letter to the Editor: School Crisis

By Richard Altabe The editor of this paper is entitled to express his opinions, no matter how misguided, on the issue of New York State oversight of yeshivas . What he may not...

Mental Health: It’s Time to Remove the Stigma

Dear Editor: With the tragic passings of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week, I think it's once again time to discuss mental health issues. There is such a huge stigma...

Letters to the Editor: Dear High School Senior

The following letter is from Zvi Gluck, the director of Amudim, an organization dedicated to helping abuse victims and those suffering with addiction within the Jewish community. He has been...
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