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THIN MATZA

Dear Editor:

If most people prefer thin matza, then why don’t matza bakeries make them thin? It seems like there is a run on Chareidim matza every year even though they charge between $34 – $40 a pound! Is there some sore of secret recipe to make them thin that only Chareidim knows? Just wondering. Have a happy Pesach!

Editor’s Note: I have a rule, “Al ta’am vareyach ain mah lihisvakeyach.” Another rule, “You find two Jews, you got three opinions.”

 

TURNING TEARS INTO TRIUMPHS

Dear Editor:

     This Rosh Chodesh Nissan, marked the 2nd Yahrtzeit of Eliane, Rivkah, David, Yehoshua,  Moshe, Sarah and Yaakov Sassoon A”H. 

     As an Aliyah for their Neshamos we have been lighting Shabbos candles 10 minutes earlier than the zman for the past two years – thus, bringing more light into the world in their z’chus.  This is also a small way of making sure that we will always remember these precious children. 

    Rabbi and Mrs. Sassoon and their daughter Tzipporah are a tremendous source of inspiration and strength.  Their unwavering Emunah and rock-solid faith in Hashem is a lesson for all of K’lal Yisrael.  It is our heartfelt Tefilla that the Ribbono Shel Olam continues to hold their hands and help them move forward. 

     For those who are unaware, the Sassoons have a mission to build a center of joy and happiness on the very site of the tragedy.  This establishment will keep the memories of their 7 children alive and shining in a beautiful light.  For more information and to make a donation, please go to GoFundMe.com/the-sassoon-7-project.  As their friends, neighbors, and the Jewish Nation as a whole, together we can help raise the necessary funds to complete their $1 million goal, thereby turning this vision into a reality.  In the z’chus of the unity we will display, may the Ribbono Shel Olam bless our efforts with much Bracha and Hatzlacha, and may the Sassoons and all of K’lal Yisrael receive the ultimate consolation, with the coming of Moshiach, speedily in our days.  Amen. 

Always in our Hearts

Editor’s Note: The entire Jewish community is behind this endeavor and may their family know no more pain.

 

MAILITZ YOSHER

Dear Editor:

Last week a reader wrote to you concerning the two wonderful doctors that passed away and you responded that they should be mailitz yosher for all of us.

Can you explain to me what does mailitz yosher mean?

Moshe Schreck

Editor’s Note: Literally, it means a defender in the heavenly court. Figuratively, we are trying to tag along in the zechus of their great maasim tovim to help protect us.

 

ELECTRIC 

BICYCLES IN 

NEW YORK CITY

Dear Editor:

 New York State bans the use of electric bicycles on sidewalks, streets, and highways. By law, individuals riding electric bicyclists can be ticketed and fined up to $3,000 per infraction. New York City began cracking down on e-bike riders in earnest last year, issuing heaps of $500 fines and, in some cases, even seizing the bikes. Further, employers of individuals using e-bikes in the course of business also face hefty citations.

As New York City streets are traditionally congested with heavy traffic, it seems a surprise that the use of e-bikes has been shunned. They are convenient, quiet, and do not emit pollution. So why the ban? Numerous restaurants in Flatbush & Boro Park use these electric bicycles and a lot of them have recently been seized and fined $500. This is unfair and crazy. At least give them a warning. What do you think?

A restaurant owner in Flatbush & Boro Park

Editor’s Note: I’ve seen some of these drivers drive recklessly endangering cars and pedestrians on the street. They weave in out and drive at a fast pace. Therefore, NYC has to make rules regarding where and how these drivers can drive. Since I was almost hit by one of these drivers, I do understand the need for rules and fines.

 

EXPENSIVE 

HEADGEAR

Dear Editor: 

Why do we need to wear such expensive hats? We should enforce that Bar itzva bochurim shoud wear caps as we found in the pictures of the Yeshivas in Mir etc.

Sruly

Editor’s Note: What came first, the hat became expensive? Or we started wearing these hats and they became expensive? I believe, if caps became the norm, it would become expensive. Look at esrogim for example; before Succos they are expensive, after Succos they are cheap.

 

CLEANING FOR 

PESACH

Dear Editor:

My wife has been cleaning the house for Pesach and I find myself constantly bringing chametz to places I should not. What do I do?

Yanky

Editor’s Note: Maybe stop eating chametz in the house at this time of year. And try to help your wife a little more.