Saturday, December 04, 2021


Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving.

It’s not, strictly speaking, a “Jewish” holiday, but there’s plenty about this last Thursday in November that feels familiar. For many families, it’s definitely still a yom tov.

For those who celebrate, it can mean a day of cooking


It’s About Time

Why is it that the U.N. and the U.S. liberal camp get to decide Israel’s sovereignty over its land?

The U.S. wasn’t attacked by the full Soviet-backed power of Egypt, Syria and Jordan in 1967 and 1973. Nor did it face the attack by five Arab countries before the ink was barely dry on the newborn


Precision-Guided Assassination Sends a Message

It was a shot between terrorism’s eyes.

An IAF precision-guided missile entered the Gaza window of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-Ata and his wife, killing them both.

With this act, Israel has sent a compelling message to Hamas, Iran and indeed the world that


Experiencing the Promise of Our Children

A week after a Democratic presidential wannabe urged the carving up of the Memorandum of Understanding between Israel and the United States, over 400 high school students from New Jersey and across the nation lobbied members of Congress to keep that relationship sacred.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told J-Street conference delegates that part of the $3.8


An Encouraging Pompeo Visit to Israel

We were encouraged that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, if anything, to calm internal nerves.

Indeed, there have been rising concerns about Middle East stability since the Trump administration decided to withdraw U.S. forces from Northern Syria,


A Temporary Structure, With Memories to Last Forever

Sukkah hopping, ushpizin, posters of the Kotel, artwork made by generations of children. Some of that artwork was made by you and, now, your children. Strings of lights that turn your sukkah into a magical place after the sun sets.

Aromas from steamy, hot soups and stews from recipes handed down like


Let’s Make Service Part of Our Teshuva

We’ve been through a lot together this year.

The pages of The Jewish Link and our online platform have captured our community’s triumphs and, at times, some of its most troubling challenges.

Be it communal responses to a person in need of a kidney transplant,


Shana Tova. A Happy 5780!

Unthinkable mass synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway.

Nikki Haley, arguably Israel’s greatest U.N. defender, steps down.

Not one, but two razor-thin close elections in Israel within five months of each other.



300 Issues and Counting

As we approach Rosh Hashanah and our milestone 300th issue, we at 

The Jewish Link would like to take a moment to reflect on the past six and a half years. It has been quite a journey, and we are exceedingly grateful to be here, as the leading community paper and platform for our community here in


Hoping for Unity in Israel

After a difficult, albeit inclusive election day in Israel, it is our hope that the nation can come together in a show of unity.

Whether it’s Likud or Blue and White leading the government, the last thing Israel needs to do is weaken itself through divisiveness. Its enemies would love to see the Jewish


The Clarity of Annexation

And why not?

In 2005, Israel, then under the leadership of the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, made the unilateral decision to disengage Israel from Gaza. The process was painful and difficult.

There was the hope that the Palestinian residents of Gaza would take the


Threat Is on the Uptick in Lebanon

With its leader still working to form a clear majority and voter turnout predicted to be low on September 17 in Israel, the last issue the Jewish State and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to have was any sort of engagement with Hezbollah.

Yet after the near miss of an anti-tank projectile aimed

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