Dear Editor: 

I am writing to express what a kiddush Hashem has happened to our k’hilah. For some time there have been tensions between the various factions in the k’hilah. When the son’ei Yisrael came out, everyone worked together as a k’hilah to defeat the son’ei Yisrael and help our friend Jim Gennaro. Having a sonei Yisrael “representing us on the Council” would have been disastrous. Ashkenazim, Sefardim, long-time residents, Bukharians, yeshivish, Black Hat, Modern – everyone got together on the same page. Everyone worked as a k’hilah to get out the vote and defeat the rasha – badly.

Dear Editor:

 I would like to express my disgust for some of the anti-Trump statements made in last week’s issue of the Queens Jewish Link. What bothers me more than anything else is the statement made by Rabbi Schonfeld that “the Never-Trumpers were vindicated.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Warren Hecht usually colors the truth and leaves out key facts in his anti-Trump diatribes. This time, he printed open falsehoods. He compares Trump to Haman and Melania to Zeresh.

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank the kind stranger on 70th Road who helped me shovel out my car that was completely plowed in and snowed in. Most people just looked and drove by. You took the time to come back and help my young son and me shovel out the car.

Dear Editor:

 Every time the US Presidency changes parties, half the country thinks that their savior has arrived. This thinking reached absurd and delusional levels during the past four years. But Trump was not Mashiach, and Biden will not be Mashiach either. Thousands of years ago, David HaMelech taught, “Do not rely on nobles, nor on a human being, for he holds no salvation” (T’hilim 146, ArtScroll translation). If he said this about powerful kings like himself, then it is certainly true of America’s leaders, who function in a government that is intentionally designed to limit their power.

Dear Editor:

I am writing to thank our Assemblyman Dan Rosenthal for taking the time to fight anti-Semitism by a candidate running for City Council in our district. It is not so easy anymore to fight anti-Semitism, as these forces have no shame anymore. He has taken some hits for this fight, as the candidate and her allies are truly shameless. We are truly privileged to have him as our Assemblyman and I hope he can continue to serve us for years to come.