Wednesday, August 05, 2020


Enough Is Enough

In years past, when Israel has had to defend itself against the terror of Hamas, the world community has used the words “excessive force” to condemn the Jewish state.

When close to 400 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza earlier this week, the world’s voices of condemnation stayed quiet,


Celebrate with Us & Yachad on Dec. 1! 

Last year, I published a piece expressing our family’s deep commitment and longstanding connections to, and abiding love and affection for, the work of Yachad in our community. I wrote about how I felt our community has an awareness of what Yachad does, what it has done for decades and what is continues to do, for our


Time to Come Together as One Nation

OK, it’s over.


These much-anticipated, often highly divisive, midterm elections have reached an end.

We know that many of our readers perhaps expressed a concern for these midterms more so than any other contests in


We Need Unity Now More Than Ever

Last week, many of us learned of the Tree of Life congregation killings as we emerged from Shabbat.

Some of us, as the Havdalah candle wick is still smoldering, turn on our smartphones or any other preferred screens, fearing we are missing something.

This time,


Be It AIPAC or YUNMUN, Let’s Hear It For the Teens

This is a great time of year to be an Orthodox Jewish teenager in northern New Jersey.

If you are parents of teens or know teens in the area, chances are they aren’t going to be talking about the Giants or the Jets (check their current records), but instead there’s bound to be discussion about the


Welcome to The Jewish Link’s New Look and Feel

Our regular readers have likely noticed by now that this week’s 253rd edition of our paper and, specifically, our cover looks markedly different than the 252 editions that came before it.

You may have thought that your eyes were deceiving you, or perhaps you thought for a second that this was


Let’s Focus on the Midterm Elections

Twenty days. That’s how much time we have until the crucial November 6 midterm elections.

The Jewish Link, over the past several weeks, has been profiling the incumbents and challengers in several important New Jersey races. More are to come.

You think your vote


Where Will Our Child Live?

Seeking housing solutions for our children with special needs.

Most of our friends and by now many of our readers know that my wife and I are the parents of Zev, a sweet and handsome son who has special needs/autism. He is now nearing 18 years old and is currently matriculating in a


The ‘New Sheriff’ We Miss Already

The “new sheriff in town” is, much to our dismay, getting out of Dodge City.

Indeed, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced Tuesday she will be leaving her post at year’s end.

That has left those of us who wake up each day with Israel


A ‘Textbook’ Case of Hatred

It’s about time.

How many Palestinian school children have been poisoned into hatred of Jews and Israel because of the toxic mixture of misinformation they have read and have been spoon fed through textbooks.

Last week a European Parliament committee voted


Ari Fuld Loved Israel to His Last Breath

Ari Fuld, may Hashem avenge his blood.

Many of us approached Yom Kippur with the sorrow of this 45-year-old father of four, Efrat resident, and gibor (hero) of Israel on our minds.

Fuld chased his killer, with a cut artery, and shot him before his own life ran out. In


A Time to Rediscover the Family

We find ourselves at a time of grateful abundance. We emerge from our Rosh Hashanah tefillot observing the birthday of the world only to look ahead with nervous anticipation as our heartfelt prayers will seal our lives of goodness, joy and health in Hashem’s book.

When we then look at our body of