Thursday, February 02, 2023


What a Trip to Israel!!

I normally write my publisher pieces late at night but upon my return from a very special winter/yeshiva break trip to Israel this past Sunday morning, I have simply been unable to stay awake past 9/10 p.m. and have just not fully adjusted back to our local time zone. Hopefully, I will fully adjust by the weekend. So I write this


A Painful Moment in Teaneck Politics

I don’t usually write about politics in this space and I don’t intend to make a habit of it, but I feel compelled to write about what happened at the Teaneck Town Council’s reorganization meeting two Tuesday evenings ago. I write this because I am fairly sure most of our Teaneck readers are not aware of what happened that night, and


A Responsibility to Help: My SINAI Brothers at TABC

In last week’s edition of The Jewish Link, I read about Tzvi Solomon’s involvement in SINAI, starting with his days at TABC and leading up to being honored at the upcoming SINAI Schools’ dinner in February (“Supporting Classmates, Supporting SINAI”). Tzvi’s story reminded me of my involvement with SINAI in so many ways. (As an


Our First-Ever Serial Novel, ‘Family Foundations’

With this week’s edition, we at The Jewish Link have reached another milestone in the life of our publication. Which milestone, you ask?

On page 165 The Jewish Link is publishing the initial chapter in our first-ever serial fiction series, entitled “Family Foundations.”


The Bayit Association and Ohel Hold First Joint Info Meeting in Teaneck

This past Sunday night, December 4, I was privileged to help organize, attend and speak at The Bayit Association’s first-ever joint info session and forum with our new partner, Ohel. The unique session was aimed at parents interested in learning more about the new Bayit-Ohel partnership and their childrens’


Can We Help the Jews of Iran?

According to anecdotal counts, there are between 8,000 and 10,000 Jews currently living in Iran. Most live in Tehran, with some active communities in Isfahan and Shiraz. Those in Tehran are mainly associated with the Yusef Abad Center, an Orthodox community with ties to Chabad Lubavitch. For the last 10 weeks, according to


Teaneck's Ira & Joyce Buckman, on right, made aliyah this past week. They are pictured here with their family upon arriving in Israel. 


Saying Thanks on Thanksgiving, and Every Day

As staff members of The Jewish Link, we try very hard to channel and represent our readership, in some measure, in all of its diversity. We daven, we keep kosher, we go to shul and learn, we send our children to Jewish schools, we support Israel and dedicate time to the many organizations we care about. We give tzedaka and we support local businesses. (We especially


What a Mishmar! Come and Join!

An amazing launch of the Mendel Balk Yachad Center (MBYC) Thursday Mishmar Program.

Over the past two Thursday nights, I have participated in a unique program that I must share with our readers: The Thursday night Mishmar Program at the Teaneck-based Mendel


Moving Teaneck Forward, Together! But Only If You VOTE!

As voting has already begun, I wanted to share some of my personal insights into the slates I am supporting as part of Teaneck municipal elections this fall. With early in-person voting already going on and with thousands who have already voted and more early voting this Sunday at Teaneck's Rodda Center, there is no reason why we can’t


Join Us at the Second Annual Kosher Food and Wine Expo on Nov. 7

Now that the Yamim Tovim are behind us and, hopefully, our sukkahs have been put away and the Yom Tov leftovers are long gone, I am sure many of us have been looking forward to getting back to our regular work, school, shul and learning schedules. We are also now entering the fall event season and many of our community’s


In the Shelter of Your Wings

When I first learned late this summer that my brother was gravely ill and declining, I briefly hesitated to call my rabbis and friends because they already do so much for me and my family, on a daily and weekly basis. But then I knew I needed them urgently and would be needing more from them imminently. I made the calls and got

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