Letters To The Editor

June 13, 2013

Shoshana Krupp’s informative article about home care seems to indicate that recipients do not need to meet medical eligibility requirements to receive home care (“Health At Home,” May 31). In fact, recipients must prove medical necessity if their care is funded via long-term care insurance or veterans’ benefits. While home care is an optimal approach, CONTINUE »

June 13, 2013

I’d be interested in knowing if any of the local Jewish comics (“Humor Us,” May 31) capitalized on the recent Scripps National Spelling (kvelling) Bee’s winning word knaidel (“How Do You Spell Knaidel,” June 7). Knaidel knowledge evolved into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a stand-up comedian. Rae Rossen Owings MillsCONTINUE »

June 13, 2013

Mazel Tov to Simone Ellin for her thorough and touching article “New Documentary Shines Spotlight on Flawed International Adoption System” (May 31). This is a crucial time for children languishing in orphanages worldwide. Ministry to the orphan is a tenet in Christian scripture and in the practice of most churches. We are taught to care CONTINUE »

May 31, 2013

I am happy that Issachar Friedmann took the time to reply to my letter on halachic issues in Eretz Israel. Regarding women dressing as men , there are many interpretations, including the prohibition on women being combat soldiers bearing arms. The plain meaning, however, is that women should not dress as men and this CONTINUE »

May 31, 2013

I was rather surprised by Issachar Friedmann’s claim in his May 17 letter that “the standard interpretation of the Biblical prohibition applies to cross dressing, not to any single item of clothing,” when the verse appears to be quite explicit in stating, “A man’s garment shall not be worn by a CONTINUE »