Letters January 2021

Making Aliyah Last month’s cover story “Is the Land of Israel on Your Mind?” was about a very timely topic. Sadly, homeland and nationhood have been so thoroughly blotted from Jewish consciousness for so long that many Jews don't even realize dispersion in exile is a very undesirable state of affairs from Judaism's perspective. The Read More »

LETTERS December 2020

A New Era? I totally disagree with the message of last month’s cover story (A New Era?), which suggested that a Joe Biden presidency would not be good for Israel. While I do agree that Trump was great for Netanyahu – I feel that Biden will be much better for Israel. For Israelis and Americans, Read More »

Letters November 2020

Living the New Normal I really enjoyed last month’s cover story (Living the New Normal), as it suggested positive tips on how to deal with the current pandemic. Positivity is definitely needed during these trying times. I would like to bring up another related topic – the wearing of masks. Many people are under the Read More »

Letters November 2020

Leading by Example Rabbi Mansour’s column last month (The Ultimate “Flood” Insurance Policy) brought out such a  beautiful message.  I wish this article came out a couple of years ago. It wasn’t too long ago that I was guilty of neglecting my spouse and kids.  My children were constantly nagging me about how often I Read More »

Letters October 2020

Back to School I found the tips given in last month’s article about the upcoming school year (“Can Our Children Return to School Safely?”) to be extremely encouraging and helpful. I would like to add that it is also very important not to speak negatively about school and/or government policies in front of your children. Read More »

Letters August 2020

The Secret to Success Rabbi Mansour’s article last month (“The Secret to Success During Times of Crisis”) was right on point - as usual. With the rabbi’s permission, I would like to add the following thought. I was taught that tzedekah can take many forms besides a gift of money. According to Hillel, the highest Read More »

Letters July 2020

Mashiah Revealed I’m usually not such a fan of “Coming of Mashiah” articles, as I’m a bit skeptical of predictions about the End of Days. But I did enjoy last month’s column (“Mashiah Revealed”) – perhaps because I’m feeling a little desperate right now. I’m actually looking forward to reading Part Two of the series, Read More »

LETTERS June 2020

Notes of Appreciation I have been receiving Community Magazine for approximately two years and find it not only informative, but very uplifting. As a ba’al teshuva, I find that my thirst for Torah only grows the more I study. Your publication has helped me grow closer to Hashem and appreciate our amazing Sephardic heritage. The Read More »

Letters March 2020

13th Siyum HaShas Wow! Last month’s coverage of the 13th Siyum HaShas was fantastic. The photos were top notch. They made the stories even more inspirational. It is truly wonderful that Jewish communities from all over the world had the opportunity to share in a joyous affirmation of our faith, our love of and respect Read More »

Letters February 2020

Empathy Effect First off, I would like to thank you for publishing such a high quality magazine every month. One of my favorite columns is “Words of Rabbi Eli J Mansour.” Last month’s article about empathy (The Empathy Effect) is certainly an important topic – and was brilliantly written – but I believe there is Read More »

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