On Tuesday on social media, I was shocked, thrilled and amazed to see a selfie photo of a Bergenfield neighbor receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. With 370 likes and 50 supportive comments the last time I looked at the post, I think it’s safe to say that the excitement was palpable. While the end of the global pandemic may not be
This past Sunday morning found me outside of Teaneck’s Congregation Keter Torah, where I attended the OU’s biennial 2020
National Convention outdoors. I went as a proud representative and delegate of my shul but I also went because I had never been to an outdoor OU Convention ever
During my time at The Jewish Link, I’ve been blessed to meet many people and get to know the work of many outstanding nonprofit organizations. As a Bergen County resident, however, there were a few I knew about and supported even before my involvement with our paper. One such organization is SINAI Schools, which started 40 years ago as an
As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkeys and trimmings in our still-small, ever watchful groups, we look hopefully toward a spring and summer that will almost certainly welcome our friends and families back closer to us. That is a thought to hold on to, for which we can be grateful.
It may be months yet, but
This past Monday found me driving down to Lakewood to the JBiz Expo hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) and held outdoors at FirstEnergy Park on the open-air concourse behind the stadium seats. It was quite a cold day for all of us standing by our exhibit tables but I tried to keep moving as best as I could and
I didn’t get to visit my mom at the beach this year, but I did get a fantastic view from the cliffs in Cornwall, just as I practically felt sand in my shoes as I walked the shores of the lowlands in South Carolina. We couldn’t make our trip to see my mother-in-law in Vienna, but I channeled a magnificent performance of Vivaldi. Sadly, I
With so very much happening in the world: elections, pandemics, vaccines, to name just a few; it was with dizzying shock that many in our community simply stopped in their tracks upon hearing of the passing of our rebbeim, our teachers: Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, zt’’l and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt’’l. Some of us have yet to wrap
We at The Jewish Link have tried to be as even-handed as possible throughout this very long and stressful pandemic-era election. Temperatures have run high, and we don’t just refer to COVID-19. When we printed cover analyses of Israel-based olah Caroline Glick the week before last—because our bipartisan editorial team agreed
Presidential election years are always fraught with back-and-forth emotions, drama and passionate debates. 2020 is, quite frankly, no different.
However, let's set aside the ideas that New Jersey is not a presidential battleground state, or that you don’t like either candidate, or that you are “too
This past Shabbat Shuva I was davening Musaf outdoors with my shul’s youth minyan when I got a tap on my shoulder from a walking miracle. I know that doesn’t happen to most people every day or ever, and certainly not on any average weekend in Teaneck. The walking miracle was my friend Micah Kaufman.
As we gather to in shul to do teshuva on Yom Kippur, how can we ask Hashem to have mercy, rachmanut, on us?
A beautiful example came from a video circulated this week ( https://tinyurl.com/yyzuzagb)about the miraculous refuah of
As we welcome a new year, we also welcome another moment of growth and expansion for The Jewish Link. For some time now, we have covered occasional stories originating in Manhattan. There is an incredible amount of carryover