Letters to the Editor
Indeed, Obama proved his mettle when just hours before the swearing in of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, Obama was secretly having his crony, Secretary of State John Kerry...
Someone stopped me dead in my tracks as I thought I was making a quick exit.
I was leaving synagogue between Mincha and Maariv, the afternoon and evening prayers, which are often done back-to-back in Orthodox synagogues. Now, the person stopping me was a friend and he was half joking. But I believe he was truly curious and concerned as to why I did not stay after afternoon services for evening services like everyone else there. Why walk out of the synagogue before another service was about to start?
Having the two prayer services back to back is the most expeditious and efficient way to do it. It saves people from driving back and forth to...
“What Your Wedding Band Wishes You Knew,” (The Jewish Link, November 17, 2016) says, “People often say the music is too loud.” The bands or the author go on to excuse this by talking about keeping the crowd moving. But does anyone ever complain that the music is not loud enough? If not, then clearly the crowd does not want to be subjected to such loud music, and the decision should be up to the crowd, not the band.
I suggest that we all do what I did when I hired a band for my son’s wedding. Write a clause into the contract saying that if the person hiring the band wants the volume turned down, the band will do so or not get paid.
Emil M Friedman, PhD
Nina recently wrote an article about us called “Carve a Date in Your Next Trip to Israel,” (December 15, 2016), and we’ve already had people enjoy sessions with us after reading it, and have more bookings during winter break at the end of January.
If you know...
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