Dear Editor:

As the coronavirus crisis grows and we are asked to shelter in place at home, our daily lives have changed. One constant for my wife and me continues to be Jonathan, our mailman. Despite all the challenges of dealing with the coronavirus, Jonathan comes through, delivering our mail. Receiving and reading the mail has become one of the daily highlights, one which we no longer take for granted. Keeping busy paying bills, making some charitable contributions to food banks and other worthy causes, along with reading our magazines and weekly newspapers delivered to our door, helps us pass the time of day.

Dear Editor:

 As Purim comes around, I am reminded of the Purim Parade and Carnival we used to have on Main Street. Everyone has fond memories of the parade and carnival. It was an event that really brought the community together. The last time the event occurred was in a February, and I remember it being really cold that day and the carnival was mostly deserted; however, in years with better weather, I remember it being well attended. At that time, Kew Gardens Hills was smaller than it is today. Perhaps this parade and carnival could be revived – however, as a Lag BaOmer Parade and Carnival. The weather is better in May than it is in February/March, when Purim occurs.

Dear Editor:

 Interested in harming Jewish communities around the world? Hoping to weaken the State of Israel, yet unsure how to begin? Tragically, you can accomplish both of these goals by voting for Hatikvah in the election for World Zionist Congress. Hatikvah is led by members of J Street, an organization that openly supports a two-state solution and demands that Israel withdraw to pre-1967 borders. J Street is attempting to hijack the World Zionist Congress in hopes of uprooting settlements in Judea and Samaria and ultimately establishing a Palestinian state in its place.

Dear Editor:

 You all know who I am and where I work. I just feel that I have to go on record. It is my medical opinion, and it is the same of all the infectious disease experts, that these minyanim are going to kill people. I know it is very difficult for you all to understand it, because it seems like an innocuous gathering of 15 to 20 people. I will happily take any of you on a five-minute tour of what is going on in my hospital right now.

 Dear Editor:

 In 1969, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (the Rav) began a lecture on Purim, and asked the audience to ponder the “basic discrepancy between Purim and Chanukah,” two holidays that share a similar status or recognition, even if spaced a few months apart on the Jewish calendar, with individual observances unique to each. “I’m not speaking about specific mitzvos,” he continued. “I’m speaking about the character, halachic background...”

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