Friday, October 30, 2020


2018 Was a Year of Growth in So Many Ways for Israel

Gaza. BDS. New elections. Yet another U.N. resolution condemning Israel.

The list of negative connections to Israel seems to go on and on, typically with many of world anti-Semitism’s usual suspects (Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, etc.) grabbing the media’s attention.




The Jewish Link wishes a heartfelt mazal tov to Rabbi David and Dr. Miriam Hirsch and Rabbi Chaim and Chavie Hagler on the engagement of their children Esther and Tzvi! Mazal tov to Tzvi’s grandparents, Jewish Link columnists Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Glick and Contributing Editor Nina Glick, and Pauline Hagler. Esther is a former


Netanyahu Gets Our Early Vote to Remain PM

Let history be our judge. April 9 is not the time for Israel to be led by anyone else but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

So what if it is a record-fifth election? So what of his longevity in passing founding Prime Minister David Ben Gurion?

If we are mentioning


Golan Status? Something for Israel to Review

In the spring of 2000, some 13 years prior to the founding of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, a group of African-American elected officials from around the nation took an information-gathering trip to Israel.

At the same time, there was talk of Israel negotiating with Syria about the future of the Golan


Only Monsters Do This

This time it was Shira Ish-Ran, 21, 30 weeks pregnant, and her husband, Amichai, who both suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Their premature baby boy was reported to have passed away at press time.

There is no justification for this kind of violence toward unarmed, helpless civilians.


Support Your Neighbors: Support Project Ezrah This Motzei Shabbat

Project Ezrah’s annual dinner is this Motzei Shabbat at Englewood’s Congregation Ahavath Torah. If you live in Bergen County and are a member of a shul, you received your invitations, viewed emails about the dinner, heard from your local rabbi about it, and perhaps received calls and emails from friends and


A Chance for the UN to Condemn Hamas

In what might be her last important act as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley is going after Hamas.

And rightly so.

It is our hope that civility and reason and force will send a message to this despicable terrorist group on Thursday when the U.N.


Overcoming HW’s ‘Lonely Little Guy’ Description

President George H.W. Bush knew he had made a huge mistake.

The year was 1991 and the President had voiced opposition to $10 billion in loan guarantees to Israel.

He had opposed the loans as a sort of punishment for Israel’s continued West Bank and Gaza


No Reservations About ‘Err-bnb’

It’s called Airbnb.

But now the booking platform would be more appropriately called Err-bnb, because if there was ever a grievous mistake made by any company regarding Israel, this has to be it.

The online platform’s decision to blacklist Jewish-owned rentals in


Enjoy the Bounties of Thanksgiving

No, it’s not a religious holiday, but we think it’s appropriate this Thanksgiving for American Jews to recognize the tremendous support given the Jewish community and Israel by our incredible nation.

There doesn’t seem to be a day that has gone by in recent months when the U.S. doesn’t stand up


An Amazing Day at Kosherfest and Tribeworks

Last Tuesday was one of those jam-packed days in the life and career of a Jewish media professional where I truly feel blessed with the job I have. Although I normally don’t leave our Jewish Link office much on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to the rigors and stresses imposed by our demanding Wednesday-night deadline cycle, I


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,