Now more than ever, New Yorkers are sick and tired of the failed progressive policies that make our city more dangerous and less affordable. The voters in Queens have a choice this November: Do they want a socialist City Council majority that caters to the needs of the special interest groups, or do they want to elect common-sense candidates who will stand up for the rest of us? I think your readers already know the answer to that question.
Weekly, I thoroughly enjoy Rabbi Schonfeld’s articles. They are sanguine and sensible. However, in his past article, Rabbi Schonfeld writes, “I know that I’m really not so important. I’m a really regular guy – not particularly important.” Nothing can be further from the truth! I am not a member of his shul and only on occasion have I davened in his shul. Nevertheless, when I paid a shiv’ah visit when his mother was niftar, he changed the topic to the welfare of my family with genuine concern. Through the years, we also went on NORPAC missions to Washington, DC, where he was a source of a kiddush Hashem to the Jewish people. No, Rabbi Schonfeld, you are very important!
Last week, Mr. Hecht wrote about public health policy for COVID regarding children. One of his points was that mask mandates for school children are just like any other public health measure, and that “there is no legitimate reason why dealing with COVID should be left to the parents while every other serious, communicable disease is regulated by the government.”
I, like so many other members of klal Yisrael, am grateful to HaKadosh Baruch Hu that the little boy Yosef was found safe and unharmed. I am proud of how volunteers mobilized to join together and rejoice in the positive outcome. However, one issue that I have not heard addressed is why did this happen and how can it be avoided? I state clearly here that I have no inside information into the camp nor their policies; I will merely speak from personal experience as this incident brought back tremendous emotion.