Dear Editor:

I don’t know if your readers are aware of this or not, but New York State has just launched a full-scale attack on our yeshivah system. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released new proposed regulations that would subject the curriculum and faculty of yeshivos, Bais Yaakovs, day schools, and other private schools to regular inspections and reviews by local school boards. If the school’s curriculum or faculty is found lacking, the regulations require local school boards to notify the school’s parent body that they must enroll their children in a different school. Parents who don’t cooperate would be subject to severe fines or even jail time.

Dear Editor:

 Everyone knows that the essence of Pesach is the asking of the Four Questions and beyond. Therefore, I have another query to add to the list: Why are prices on Main Street and Kissena Boulevard so exorbitant? Is a z’roa, which has little to no meat on it, really $6?

Dear Editor:

 I agree that there are many problems with a permanent Daylight Saving Time, and that it probably shouldn’t be implemented. However, Izzo Zwiren’s assertion that we should instead switch to permanent standard time makes no sense, as doing so would cause significant issues with z’manim for davening.

Dear Editor:

 For the first two days of Pesach, my husband and I were zocheh to be able to spend the Yom Tov with our children in New Jersey. What impressed me the most (aside from my grandchildren’s rendition of the Haggadah) was the friendliness of the community.

Dear Editor:

 Last week, klal Yisrael was thrust into mourning after the p’tirah of the Sar HaTorah, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky zt”l. He was the undisputed Gadol HaDor, whose word was final on any sh’eilos in halachah or hashkafah. It is impossible to even come close to understanding the breadth and depth of his vast Torah knowledge.