Dear Editor:

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.

Dear Editor:

In the last edition of the Queens Jewish Link, Mr. Ari Solomon, Executive Director of HAFTR, questioned the decision of the paper to publish the “foul” opinion of Warren Hecht, who was critical of the announcement that HAFTR graduate Jacob Steinmetz was drafted by a Major League Baseball team, considering the many challenges that being Sabbath-observant poses.

Dear Editor:

Those of us who are part of the HAFTR family and the Five Towns community are dismayed at the decision of Mr. Hecht and the editorial staff of the Queens Jewish Link for writing and publishing such a “foul” opinion piece that was filled with such negativity and unbecoming of a Jewish weekly publication. We have been educating Jewish youth in the Five Towns for over 50 years. Your choice of maligning our Makom Torah is shameful. We at HAFTR are proud to recognize and celebrate our students’ achievements without judgement. In our yeshiva, we teach acceptance and tolerance for all. We pride ourselves on the fact that we don’t judge or look down on others for their personal relationship with Hashem. We acknowledge that there are many ways to serve Hashem. It was both shocking and disappointing that no one reached out to my office prior to publication.

Dear Editor:

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.